Tag: Politics

Question About The New Apostolic Reformation

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Question:

I just read about how Governor Perry’s prayer meeting got started. [I had never] heard of the New Apostolic Reformation [NAR] but for the last two years, I have seen and felt the need for Christians to pray for the "church" to come to repentance….I do not see or hear any other "Christian Leaders" or shall I say, "Berean" leaders, taking the stand or sounding the trumpet in Zion. I was blessed by seeing such a diverse group of people coming together to call upon the mighty Name of our Almighty God, humbling themselves, fasting, repenting, praying, asking God to have mercy on our nation. If there was ever a time in history that Christians should be coming together and calling on God to have mercy upon us, it is now!

Response:

We couldn’t agree more regarding the need to pray for the church and for God’s mercy upon our country, especially as we see the church drifting away from the Scriptures and our country turning against the God of the Bible and His truth. However, our prayers will be futile at best if we are praying for something that is opposed to God’s will, or with those whose objective is contrary to what the Bible teaches.

The World’s Politics, Pleasures, And Pursuits!

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"The Wondrous Love of Christ, as Displayed in His Intercessory Prayer!" 1861

The world and the Church are essentially and eternally distinct–and they ought to be distinguishable. The Church ought not to mix with the world–but to bear a practical testimony against it, that its works and ways are evil. All through our Lord’s prayer, He keeps up the distinction, and twice over He asserts of His disciples,

"They are not of the world–even as I am not of the world!"