A massive theological movement has been sweeping through the Church in recent decades. Millions of professing Christians around the world believe that God is restoring the lost offices of apostle and prophet to church government. They claim these restored apostles and prophets are needed to usher in a global end times revival by delivering new revelations and performing great signs and wonders. This modern apostolic and prophetic paradigm has been called the “New Apostolic Reformation.” Though there is some debate over that label (NAR), the core issues place a demand on all Christians to respond to these claims of authority.
Has Christ Himself sent these new apostles and prophets to His Church? These are not trivial claims. If God is truly behind these leaders, then Christians of all denominations need to start heeding their words and implementing their teachings. Christ and His apostles warned us that false prophets would come, and that we would know them by their fruits. How do we Biblically judge the fruit of this modern apostolic and prophetic movement in truth and love?
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