People might think I am obssessed with the Third Wave with all of their idiosyncrasies. While there are a few redeemable theologies in the revival theology, much of it is just plain scary. The reason I write so much about it is because it is spreading like wildfire...all around the world, not just the United States.
I could be as obssessed with open theology (or the open view as it is called in some cirlces); I could aslo write lots about universalism and especially Carleton Pearson.
However, these things are not catching on very much within Christendom.
The Third Wave revival is; especially among the young and other naive peoples.
I know many of you might not be a fan of the late Kenneth Hagin, but he said some very, very good things at times. In this month's issue of his ministrys' magazine, there is a teaching by him that first appeared in the same magazine in 1974.
Let me quote some of the passages from the article, as it is so timeless for today.
He is talking about Christian growth and how some Christians remain babies by what they "put into their mouths," spiritually that is.
"Too many times, Christian people will feed on everything in the world except the right thing, and they become poisoned."
Later he writes,
"If I begin to read something that tears down Christian doctrines and principles, I'm finished with it right then."
I wish the revival followers would please question more and get their noses into the New Testament and stop listening to people who only teach out of the OT exclusively, which is what so many Third Wave teachers, prophets and apostles do.
Let's bring in Christ, the atonement and the cross.
I just read another Elijahlist piece by Bob Brasset. I think it is a shame he is following the Third Wave because he has probably what I consider the best teaching on healing in the Atonement I've seen. The other one is an old, old book by T.J. McCrossan, a former Presbyterian (who is now deceased).
Brasset writes that he recently went to Holland. (Actually, Bob, it is called the Netherlands now::)...but moving on......
Anyway, he was in the Hague, which by the way is a superb city, the seat of government of the Netherlands. He hooked up with some converted street people and had a mighty visitation of the Holy Spirit. OK..no problemo. But nowhere in his teaching did I hear about sin, repentence, atonement, etc. It was the same ole Third Wave theology .... God is good, loves you , has a plan for you, etc. etc.
Yes, but that is only 1/2 of the gospel. Does this remind anyone of the liberalism that evangelical churches got into around the turn of the 20th century? That is the theology they got into...not the Charismatic distinctive.
But then, as the head apostle always says...."God is doing a new thing."
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