(for 17 Aug, edit see 3 videos added under Word Faith section)
This is Part 3 of a series looking into how (many strands of) the protestant evangelical Church became apostate over the last 100 years.This part 3 is not completed yet but due to various reasons I feel I need to display something now. I will add to it in due course, but I hope you find this helpful, for now. To see part 1 and 2 please click these shortcut links:
Part 1 Why Dominion and Kingdom Now Theology Leads The Church Down The Same Road To Apostasy As Pursued By Rome
Part 2 Background To Why The Twentieth Century Evangelical Church Became Apostate
We will now look at the chronological emergence of the apostate church over the first half of the last one hundred years, through the influences of men like William Branham, EW Kenyon and Kenneth Hagan.
These men, whose false "Christian" gnostic (now known as New Age) teachings and their unhealthy over focus on the supernatural and angelic experiences, became the forerunners to the Latter Rain and Word Faith movements. We will look at the origins of these two movements with a brief description of their main false teachings and their key objectives. We will also look at the subsequent and initial organisations which arose (at that time).
how the evangelical Church moved away from a sound solid base to embrace the apostate.
1920’s: AOG, Elim, Apostolic Churches formed
1920’s to 1948 E W Kenyon laid the foundational teachings for Word Faith to be born later
1930’s to 1940’s: William Branham influence resulting in rise of Latter Rain movement and its teachings
1940’s: William Branham, George Warnock, Paul Cain and others attempted to introduce Latter Rain/Manifest Sons of God teachings into the Pentecostal movement.
1948 Onwards: Israel Become a Nation again coinciding with the full emergence of Latter Rain Movement (include Manifest Sons Of God) preaching replacementism
1949, the Assemblies of God officially rejected the Latter Rain/ Manifest Sons of God doctrine as "heresy." The cult went underground but surfaced again in the 1960’s as the Manchild Company
1949: Kenneth E Hagan’s Itinerant ministry began (leading to Word Faith movement about 1967)
1951: Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International started (Kenneth Hagin given full admission)
1948-1952: The Latter Rain Revival. Sharon Schools (Global Missions). This time coincided with the evangelical revivals Billy Graham, and healing revival Oral Roberts, Smith Wigglesworth, William Branham, David du Plessis, Cecil Cousen, Oral Roberts, Jack Coe, TL Osborn, Dennis Bennett, David Watson, Donald Gee, Michael Harper, George Warnock. Paul Cain, John Robert Stevens
1954 Onwards: Awakening Revivals London Billy Graham 1952-1960’s: Revival died
1957 (approx.) Billy Graham became ecumenical. On Fullers Board 1958
1952-1960’s: Latter Rain Revival died out. The Latter Rain Movement took over
1960’s the rise again of the Latter Rain/ Manifest Sons of God cult, through the Manchild Company. Disregarding the Assemblies of God decision, Paul Cain, the Kansas City Prophets and Vineyard Ministries have subsequently reintroduced and successfully established their false doctrine in the Pentecostal churches.
1960’s Onwards: In Britain, Renewal Movement (becoming ecumenical and charismatic with many denominations joining) within Anglican Churches and house groups influenced by the Anglican Renewal Movement tried valiantly to pastor the Renewal but foundered on ecumenism, formalism and their loyalty to the historic denominations
1950’s -1960’s The House-Church movement, as it was known at first, ran almost unnoticed alongside both the Anglican Renewal Movement and the independent Pentecostal groups
1963-5: Vatican II Ecumenical Statements and secret talks with protestant charismatics
1963-7 Onwards: Kenneth E Hagan (through his Evangelistic Association and influenced by ministry of EW Kenyon) instrumental in Word Faith Movement Taking Off as a “discernable Movement”
1967 onwards Roman Catholics Take over the renewal
1967 (approx) emergence of Word Faith movement
1969 Charismatic Conference had the theme "Catholic Pentecostalism"
1970’s Onwards: Gradual decline in Doctrine and expression to Rome of Charismatics
1971 The first international charismatic conference held in Guildford was described by some as the "Coming of Age of The Renewal" yet it was attended by 40 Lutherans and 30 Roman Catholics and one of the main speakers was Kevin Ranaghan. "Mr Pentecost" David Du Plessis was also there.
1972, Cardinal Suenens became intimately involved in the Renewal and introduced it to the Catholic Charismatic movement
1970’s Onwards: Shepherding Movement with Fort Lauderdale 5 (Become united with Catholics) Shepherding covering and apostleship becomes similar to Catholic priesthood
1974 Martin and Clark teamed up with the ‘Fort Lauderdale Five’ (Bob Mumford, Charles Simpson, Derek Prince, Don Basham & Ern Baxter – former secretary to William Branham), who were the founders of the Shepherding Movement, which later became known as the Charismatic Movement (yes, friends, the Shepherding came first!). They were joined by John Poole, another latter Rain adherent. Together these men established a group for ecumenical renewal.
1974 Onwards: Charismatic ecumenism and New Order of The Latter Rain
1975 Anglican Renewal ends
1970’s throughout Many leave the Anglican churches and are absorbed by House Church Movement. A Vacuum left after the end of the Anglican renewal helped lay the foundations of the Restoration Movement beginning small as house groups as leaders emerged rebuilding from scratch with many meetings of the pioneers until its final formation
1975 Onwards: House Church Movement called Restoration Movement UK Apostling or New Church Movement (Well established by 1975 onwards)
1976 Charismatic Apostleship becomes like Vatican in deciding what is Doctrine.
1976 North South Divide of Restoration Movement. North soon ended without new leaders
1979 Evangelical Alliance become Charismatic with introduction of Spring Harvest with
1979 Onwards: Origins of Alpha Ecumenical Movement (originally laid in 1979 through the initial work of Charles Marnham)
1980’s onwards The rise of New Frontiers and other similar restorations fellowships with networking methods. The rise of the New Apostolic Reformation aka NAR or New Order of Latter Rain (out of Latter Rain).
Edited 7 Nov 2011. Here is a specific article on the NAR The New Apostolic Reformation. Why We Should Be Concerned About It
List Of (Probable) False Christian Leaders, False Christian Teachers and False Prophets (As Indicated By The Ecumenical or Heretical Organisations They Belong To)
See http://www.letusreason.org/Latrain9.htm and http://www.letusreason.org/Latrain4.htm which shows up his weird experiences and belief’s, which were the forerunner to much of the weird unscriptural nonsense we hear from Word faith preachers of today and the dawn of the age of experientialism
For more details which show up the false teachings please click on http://www.victorychristianfellowshipfalseteachers.com/ewkenyon.htm
For full details of how this movement emerged please read my article on http://watchmanforjesus.blogspot.com/2010/02/truth-and-danger-about-word-faith.html and read http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/word-faith.html
Edited 17 Aug 2011 (just this paragraph)
and here is a series of 3 powerful videos (from Justin Peters) exposing the heresies of the Word of Faith movement. Please click on the shortcut links:
A Call for Discernment Session 1 - Dangerous Doctrine - YouTube
A Call for Discernment Session 2 - Mangled Manifestations - YouTube
A Call for Discernment Session 3 - hurt of healing
Edited 1st April 2012 (Just this paragraph)
Please note I have added a new article which exposes how dangerous the Manifest Sons of God doctrine now known as JOELS ARMY is. This new article demonstrates how Joels Army is now emerging in a big way and why it is a seriously dangerous precedent in 2012 Here is the link: The Rise Of The New Inquisition. Joels Army
Re Shepherding and Restoration Movements
Until I add to this article and publish part 4 please also check these excellent 2 articles which are also a portrayal of how the apostate church developed throughout the last 50 years or so.
Added 6 Feb 2011
This is the full list of ecumenical and/or new age influenced Organisations I am dealing with in this article and on the next one (Part 4):
Word of Faith
New Apostolic Reformation (NAR)
Elijah List (list of prophetic Ministries)
American Society for Church Growth (ASCG)