Thamo Naidoo

 

Background

A perspective, critical, and insider look at the Apostolic movement.

 

Videos

  1. Developing Hebronic Communities of Love (Oneness) Session 1
    • Community of the Beloved
      Published  On :- 2018-August-14th
      Link
    • POA KZN 12 APR – Thamo Naidoo – Developing Hebronic Communities of Love (Oneness) Session 1
      Channel :- ApostolicGate Media
      Published  On :- 2017-April-15th
      Link
  2. Perspectives on the Apostolic KZN – Thamo Naidoo –
    • Perspectives on the Apostolic KZN – Thamo Naidoo – Apostles and Apostolic Communities Session 3
      Channel :- ApostolicGate Media
      Published  On :- 2017-March-16th
      Link
    • Perspectives on the Apostolic KZN – Thamo Naidoo – The Feast of Tabernacles Session 2
      Channel :- ApostolicGate Media
      Published  On :- 2017-March-16th
      Link
    • Perspectives on the Apostolic KZN – Thamo Naidoo – Apostles and Apostolic Communities Session 1
      Channel :- ApostolicGate Media
      Published  On :- 2018-June-21st
      Link
  3. POA GAU 15 MAR – Thamo Naidoo – Profile of an Apostolic People
    • POA GAU 15 MAR – Thamo Naidoo – Profile of an Apostolic People – A case study of Judah Session 1
      Channel :- ApostolicGate Media
      Published  On :- 2017-March-16th
      Link

 

Yuval Noah Harari – “Organisms are Algorithms”

Quotations

  1. Organisms are algorithm
    • Humans try to explain themselves in terms of the great technology of the day
  2. What enables human beings to contribute alone in large numbers
    • Our Imagination
    • Our ability to create fictional stories
      • Obey same stories
    • Other Animals
      • Use language to describe realities
    • Humans
      • Use language to convey imagination
  3. Algorithms that can understand humans better than humans can understand myself

 

Videos

  1. HUJI Talks – BOG 2018 – Professor Yuval Noah Harari
    Hacking human beings… Digital dictatorships… A biological, technological reality? Do we have the necessary computing power and biological insight? Will algorithms know us better than we know ourselves?
    Link
  2. How Sapiens Conquered the World – Yuval Harari, at USI
    Channel :- USIEvents ( USI – Unexpected Sources of Inspiration )
    Published On :- 2016-July-16th
    Link
  3. Yuval Harari: “Techno-Religions and Silicon Prophets” | Talks at Google
    Techno-Religions and Silicon Prophets: Will the 21st century be shaped by hi-tech gurus or by religious zealots – or are they the same thing? What is the current status of religions and ideologies in the world, and what will be the likely impact of 21st-century technological breakthroughs on religion and ideology? Will traditional religions and ideologies—from Christianity and Islam to Liberalism and Socialism—manage to survive the technological and economic revolutions of the 21st century? What would be the place of Islam, for example, in a world of genetic engineering and artificial intelligence? The talk addresses these questions, and argues that the future belongs to techno-religions, which promise salvation through technology, and which are already gathering believers in places such as Silicon Valley.
    Channel :- Talks at Google
    Published On :- 2015-feb-8th
    Link

The Koch Brothers

 

Videos

  1. Charles Koch: Humility, integrity more important than talent
    • Video
      On ‘The Kelly File,’ the CEO discusses his upbringing, strategies for building a successful company Watch Megyn Kelly on The Kelly File.
      Channel :- Fox News
      Published On :- 2015-Oct-10th
      Link
  2. Good Profit
    • Part 1
      Charles Koch discusses his journey, from engaging in manual labor as a youth to attending MIT and working as a consultant. Having learned the principles of classical liberalism through his education and work, he now applies those principles to building and managing Koch Industries. He attributes much of his success to creating value for others and operating with integrity.
      Channel :- HooverInstitution
      Recorded On :- 2016-March-18th
      Published on :- 2016-April-14th

      Link
    • Part 2
      Link
  3. Billionaire Charles Koch on fighting in the political arena
    He’s a controversial figure in the world of business and political funding. In a rare TV appearance the industrialist and conservative advocate Charles Koch talks to Anthony Mason about his political philosophy, the Tea Party, and his reasons for spending hundreds of millions of dollars to influence elections.
    Channel :- CBS Sunday Morning
    Published on :- 2015-Oct-11th
    Link
  4. Charles Koch: Political System ‘Rigged,’ But Not By Me
    Conservative billionaire Charles Koch weighs in on the 2016 presidential race in an exclusive interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl.
    Channel :- ABC News
    Published on :- 2016-April-24th
    Link

 

 

In depth

Good Part

Good Part – 2

    1. Starts with Value
    2. Challenge
      1. If you don’t charge your boss, you will be fired
    3. Values
      1. Do you have integrity
      2. Courage
    4. Improve Safety
    5. Improve Environment Goals
    6. If you don’t know what is on your customer’s refrigerator door, then you don’t know your customer
    7. Trucks versus Pipeline
    8. We will do whatever it takes …
    9. Building with stones that fits

 

ABC News (Australia)

 

Videos

  1.  Inside insular Jewish community where headmistress Malka Leifer allegedly preyed on girls
    • Videos
      • Part 1
        Mother-of-eight Malka Leifer looked like the perfect school principal until she was accused of being a sexual predator. This is the Australian Story of three sisters’ battle to bring their alleged abuser to justice amid the Adass Israel community in Melbourne that encouraged silence.
        Link
      • Part 2
        Former Melbourne headmistress Malka Leifer made claims she was mentally incapable to appear before an Israeli court to face extradition to Australia where she is wanted on 74 child sex abuse claims. But undercover surveillance footage prompts a breakthrough in the case.
        Link
  2. Thai cave rescue: Australian divers who helped free Thai soccer team receive bravery awards
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Nine Australians who worked with an international team to rescue 12 young boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave system in Thailand earlier this month have been honoured with prestigious bravery awards by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.
        Link

 

 

Sermons & Discussions [ 2018 – August ]

 

Videos

  1. Jackie Pullinger
    • The Only one Scarred
      • Videos
    • Facing the Cannon
      • Profile
        • Jackie Pullinger, author of the best-selling book Chasing the Dragon
      • Videos
    • GO2013 — Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly — Jackie Pullinger
      • Videos
    • Eyes to see a better country
      • Videos
    • GO2013 — From selfishness to others — Jackie Pullinger
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel :- GOfestvideos
          Published On :- 2103-May-30th
          Link
    • Jackie Pullinger’s Amazing Story
      • Video #1
        At the age of 22 she wanted to be a missionary, so she wrote to various missionary organizations. Unable to find support from missionary organizations, she bought a ticket for Hong Kong with only $10 left to live on.She found work as a primary school teacher in the Kowloon Walled City, which in the 1960’s was not policed and was one of the world’s largest opium producing centers, run by Chinese gangs. God gave her a powerful ministry to those poor lost souls.
        Link
  2. David Pawson
    • Believers in Hell
      • One of the best preachings I have ever heard (“Believers in hell”) – David Pawson
        Channel :- Christ is king
        Published on :- 2018-March-5th
        Link
  3. Leonard Ravenhill
    • Moved By the Spirit
      • Moved by the Spirit
        Channel :- Ahava Jerusalem
        Published On :- 2016-July-10th
        Link
  4. Jacob Prasch
    • Messianic Version of the N.A.R.-James Jacob Prasch-Live Via Skype
      • Channel :- Moriel TV
        Published On :- 2018-Feb-4th
        Link
    • Understanding The People Under Deception – Jacob Prasch
      • Channel :- Dean Gibson – Grainstore
        Published On :- 2018-Feb-4th
        Link

 

In depth

Jackie Pullinger

Chasing the Dragon

  • Jackie Pullinger, author of the best-selling book Chasing the Dragon, is more widely known for her ministry in Hong Kong helping transform the lives of hundreds of drug addicts. Jackie left England not certain where God would take her; she bought a ticket on a boat and landed in Hong Kong where she has been a missionary for 45 years.In this compelling interview, we learn how Jackie came to faith while still at school; how her sea voyage, whilst still in her early twenties, eventually delivered her to Hong Kong, and how God has supernaturally transformed the lives of countless, poverty-stricken addicts in the province. We even learn what she said to the Queen on receiving an MBE for services to the poor.

Leonard Ravenhill

Moved By the Spirit

  1. Jackie Pullinger
    • There is only one place in the world that they are having Revival
    • Million dollar crusade and nothing happens
    • In America
      • 500 evangelist, and no revivalist
    • Queen drops in and gives Knighthood to Jackie Pullinger

Jacob Prasch

Messianic Version of the N.A.R.-James Jacob Prasch-Live Via Skype

  1. Restore things that never existed
    • Apostolic Authority
      • There is no Apostolic Authority outside of the writing of the apostle
      • Remains
        • Apostle
          • Church planting missionary
      • Problem
        • Heavy Shepherding
    • Prophetic Authority
      • Based on Ephesians 4
      • False Prophecy
        • Deuteronomy 18
    • Dominion Theology
      • Charismatic
      • Euceminism

Understanding The People Under Deception – Jacob Prasch

  1. Verses
    • They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised.Amen. ( Roman s 1:25 )

Lily Hay Newman :- How Google’s Safe Browsing Helped Build a More Secure Web

Background

Lily Hay Newman writing for the Wired has an Interesting Story on Google’s Safe Browsing.

The story is here.

Casey Chin

In the beginning there was phone phreaking and worms. Then came spam and pop ups. And none of it was good. But in the nascent decades of the internet, digital networks were detached and isolated enough that the average user could mostly avoid the nastiest stuff. By the early 2000s, though, those walls started coming down, and digital crime boomed.

Google, which will turn 20 in September, grew up during this transition. And as its search platform spawned interconnected products like ad distribution and email hosting, the company realized its users and everyone on the web faced an escalation of online scams and abuse. So in 2005, a small team within Google started a project aimed at flagging possible social engineering attacks—warning users when a webpage might be trying to trick them into doing something detrimental.

A year later, the group expanded its scope, working to flag links and sites that might be distributing malware. Google began incorporating these anti-abuse tools into its own products, but also made them available to outside developers. By 2007, the service had a name: Safe Browsing. And what began as a shot in the dark would go on to fundamentally change security on the internet.

You’ve been protected by Safe Browsing even if you haven’t realized it. When you load a page in most popular browsers or choose an app from the Google Play Store, Safe Browsing is working behind the scenes to check for malicious behavior and notify you of anything that might be amiss. But setting up such a massive vetting system at the scale of the web isn’t easy. And Safe Browsing has always grappled with a core security challenge—how to flag and block bad things without mislabeling legitimate activity or letting anything malicious slip through. While that problem isn’t completely solved, Safe Browsing has become a stalwart of the web. It underlies user security in all of Google’s major platforms—including Chrome, Android, AdSense, and Gmail—and runs on more than 3 billion devices worldwide.

In the words of nine Google engineers who have worked on Safe Browsing, from original team members to recent additions, here’s the story of how the product was built, and how it became such a ubiquitous protective force online.

Niels Provos, a distinguished engineer at Google and one of the founding members of Safe Browsing: I first started working on denial of service defense for Google in 2003, and then late in 2005 there was this other engineer at Google called Fritz Schneider who was actually one of the very first people on the security team. He was saying, ‘Hey Niels, this phishing is really becoming a problem, we should be doing something about it.’ He had started to get one or two engineers interested part time, and we figured out that the first problem that we should be solving was not actually trying to figure out what is a phishing page, but rather how do we present this to the user in a way that makes sense to them? So that started the very early phishing team.

One of the trends that we had observed was the bad guys figured out that just compromising other web servers actually doesn’t really give you all that much. What they were getting was essentially bandwidth, but not a lot of interesting data. So then they turned to their compromised web servers that got lots and lots of visitors, and it was like, ‘How about we compromise those people with downloads?’ So there was a change in malicious behavior.

We were already working on phishing, and I thought, you know, the malware thing may be even a larger problem. And we’re sort of uniquely positioned, because with the Google search crawler we have all this visibility into the web. So then we started with phishing and malware, and Safe Browsing came together that way.

Panos Mavrommatis, Engineering Director of Safe Browsing: Safe Browsing started as an anti-phishing plugin for Mozilla Firefox, since this was 2005 and Google didn’t have its own browser then. When I joined in 2006, the team lead at the time was Niels, and he wanted us to expand and protect users not just from phishing but also from malware. So that was my initial project—which I haven’t finished yet.

‘But we did not really conceive that 10 years later we would be on 3 billion devices. That’s actually a little bit scary.’

Niels Provos, Google

The goal was to crawl the web and protect users of Google’s main product, which was Search, from links that could point them to sites that could harm their computer. So that was the second product of Safe Browsing after the anti-phishing plugin, and the user would see labels on malicious search results. Then if you did click on it you would get an additional warning from the search experience that would tell you that this site might harm your computer.

One interesting thing that happened was related to how we communicated with web masters who were affected by Safe Browsing alerts. Because very quickly when we started looking into the problem of how users might be exposed to malware on the web, we realized that a lot of it came from websites that were actually benign, but were compromised and started delivering malware via exploits. The site owners or administrators typically did not realize that this was happening.

In our first interactions with web masters they would often be surprised. So we started building tools dedicated to web masters, now called Search Console. The basic feature was that we would try to guide the web master to the reason that their website was infected, or if we didn’t know the exact reason we would at least tell them which pages on their server were distributing malware, or we would show them a snippet of code that was injected into their site.

Provos: We got a lot of skepticism, like ‘Niels, you can’t tell me that you’re just doing this for the benefit of web users, right? There must be an angle for Google as well.’ Then we articulated this narrative that if the web is safer for our users, then that will benefit Google, because people will use our products more often.

But we did not really conceive that 10 years later we would be on 3 billion devices. That’s actually a little bit scary. There’s a sense of huge responsibility that billions of people rely on the service we provide, and if we don’t do a good job at detection then they get exposed to malicious content.

Mavrommatis: Around 2008 we started building an engine that ran every page Google already fetched, to evaluate how the page behaved. This was only possible because of Google’s internal cloud infrastructure. That was part of why Google was able to do a lot of innovation at the time, we had this extremely open infrastructure internally where you could use any unused resources, and do things like run a malicious detection engine on the full web.

Moheeb Abu Rajab, Principal Engineer at Safe Browsing: Coming from graduate school, I had been trying to build this type of system on a couple of machines, so I was spending lots of time trying to set that up. And it’s just minimum effort at Google to run on a huge scale.

Mavrommatis: The other thing we developed at the same time was a slower but deeper scanner that loaded web pages in a real browser, which is more resource-intensive than the other work we had been doing that just tested each component of a site. And having those two systems allowed us to build our first machine learning classifier. The deeper crawling service would provide training data for the lightweight engine, so it could learn to identify which sites are the most likely to be malicious and need a deep scan. Because even at Google-scale we could not crawl the whole search index with a real browser.

Noé Lutz, Google AI engineer, formerly Safe Browsing: Around the same time, in 2009, we worked on machine learning for phishing as well. And this was a pretty scary moment for the team because up until then we used machine learning as a filtering function, to figure out where to focus this heavy weight computing resource, but this was the first time we actually decided something was phishing or malicious or harmful or not harmful in a fully automated way.

I remember the day we flipped the switch it was like, now the machine is responsible. That was a big day. And nothing bad happened. But what I do remember is it took extremely long for us to turn that tool on. I think we all expected that it would take a couple of weeks, but it took actually several months to make sure that we were very confident in what we were doing. We were very conscious from the get go how disruptive it can be if we make a mistake.

Provos: The moments that stand out do tend to be the more traumatic ones. There was a large production issue we had in 2009, it was a Saturday morning. We had a number of bugs that came together and we ended up doing a bad configuration push. We labeled every single Google search result as malicious.

Even in 2009 Google was already a prevalent search engine, so this had a fairly major impact on the world. Fortunately our site reliability engineering teams are super on top of these things and the problem got resolved within 15 minutes. But that caused a lot of soul searching and a lot of extra guards and defenses to be put in place, so nothing like that would happen again. But luckily by then we were already at a point where people within Google had realized that Safe Browsing was actually a really important service, which is why we had integrated it into Search in the first place.

Nav Jagpal, Google Software Engineer: In 2008 we integrated Safe Browsing into Chrome, and Chrome represented a big shift, because before with browsers like Internet Explorer, you could easily be on an old version. And there were drive-by downloads exploiting that, where you could go to a website, not click on anything, and walk away with an infection on your computer. But then over time everyone got better at building software. The weakest link was the browser; now it’s the user. Now to get code running on people’s machines, you just ask them. So that’s why Safe Browsing is so crucial.

Mavrommatis: Around 2011 and 2012 we started building even deeper integrations for Google’s platforms, particularly Android and Chrome Extensions and Google Play. And we created unique, distinct teams to go focus on each product integration and work together with the main teams that provided the platforms.

Allison Miller, former Safe Browsing product manager, now at Bank of America (interviewed by WIRED in 2017): Safe Browsing is really behind the scenes. We build infrastructure. We take that information and we push it out to all the products across Google that have any place where there is the potential for the user to stumble across something malicious. People don’t necessarily see that that goes on. We’re a little too quiet about it sometimes.

Fabrice Jaubert, software development manager of Safe Browsing: There were challenges in branching out outside of the web, but there were advantages, too, because we had a little bit more control over the ecosystem, so we could guide it toward safer practices. You can’t dictate what people do with their web pages, but we could say what we thought was acceptable or not in Chrome extensions or in Android apps.

Lutz: There were also some non-technical challenges. Google is a big company, and it can be challenging to collaborate effectively across teams. It’s sometimes hard to realize from the outside, but Chrome is written in a language that is different from a lot of other parts of Google, and they have release processes that are very different. And the same is true for Android, they have a different process of releasing software. So getting everybody aligned and understanding each other, I perceived it as a big hurdle to overcome.

Stephan Somogyi, Google AI product manager, formerly Safe Browsing: This is a very hackneyed cliché so please don’t use it against me, but the whole ‘rising tide lifts all boats’ thing actually really holds true for Safe Browsing. There wasn’t ever any debate that we wanted to expand its reach onto mobile, but we had a profound dilemma, because the amount of data that Safe Browsing used for desktop was an intractable amount for mobile. And we knew that everything that we push down to the mobile device costs the user money, because they’re paying for their data plans. So we wanted to use compression to take the data we already had and make it smaller. And we didn’t want the users to get hosed by five apps each having their own Safe Browsing implementation and all downloading the same data five times. So we said let’s bake it into Android and take the heavy lifting onto ourselves all in one place. It’s been a system service since fall of 2015.

So we built a dead simple API so developers can just say, ‘Hey Android Local System Service, is this URL good or bad?’ We also wanted to write this thing so it wouldn’t unnecessarily spin up the cell modem and eat battery life, because that’s just not nice. So if the network isn’t up anyway, don’t call it up. We just spent an awful lot of effort on implementation for Android. It turned out to be a lot more subtle and nuanced than we first anticipated.

Mavrommatis: The other big effort that our team was involved in around 2013 and 2014 was what we call “unwanted software.” It’s primarily for desktop users, and it’s sort of an adaptation from actors who may have in the past been using just malware techniques, but now they would find that it’s possible to hide malware within software that seems focused on a legitimate function. It was unclear how antivirus companies should label this, and how big companies and browsers should deal with this. But what we focused on was what is the impact on the user?

Around 2014, our data showed that over 40 percent of the complaints that Chrome users reported were related to some sort of software that was running on their device that would impact their browsing experience. It might inject more ads or come bundled with other software they didn’t need, but it was a potentially unwanted program. These practices were causing a lot of problems and we would see a lot of Chrome users downloading these kinds of apps. So we refined our download protection service and also found ways to start warning users about potentially unwanted downloads.

Jagpal: It’s a large responsibility, but it also feels very abstract. You get a warning or alert and you think, ‘Wait a minute, am I protecting myself here?’ But it’s so abstract that if we write code for something concrete, like turning on a light switch at home, it’s like, ‘Whoa, that is so cool. I can see that.’

Jaubert: My 14-year-old definitely takes Safe Browsing for granted. He got a phishing message as an SMS text, so it didn’t go through our systems, and he was shocked. He asked me, ‘Why aren’t you protecting me? I thought this couldn’t happen!’ So I think people are starting to take it for granted in a good way.

Emily Schechter, Chrome Security product manager (former Safe Browsing program manager): You can tell people that they’re secure when they’re on a secure site, but what really matters is that you tell them when they’re not secure, when they’re on a site that is actively doing something wrong.

People should expect that the web is safe and easy to use by default. You shouldn’t have to be a security expert to browse the web, you shouldn’t have to know what phishing is, you shouldn’t have to know what malware is. You should just expect that software is going to tell you when something has gone wrong. That’s what Safe Browsing is trying to do.

 

Holly Pivec [ on New Apostolic Reformation ( NAR) ]

 

New Apostolic Reformation (NAR)

Definition

Wikipedia

Link
The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) is a title used to describe a movement which seeks to establish a fifth house within Christendom, distinct from Catholicism, Protestantism, Oriental Orthodoxy, and Eastern Orthodoxy.

The movement is largely associated with the Pentecostal and the Charismatic movements and advocates the restoration of the lost offices of church governance, namely the offices of prophet and apostle.

Inspired by the G12 movement, it grows by recruiting pastors of independent congregations and nondenominational churches, by assimilating members from other churches through cell group meetings, and by frequent Church planting and rapid expansion, including foreign missions around the globe.

Got Questions

Link

Question: “What is the New Apostolic Reformation?”

Answer: The New Apostolic Reformation, or NAR, is a loose collection of non-denominational and independent churches rallying around a particular set of biblical interpretations. The New Apostolic Reformation approaches church leadership and biblical interpretation differently from mainstream Protestant denominations. Of particular distinction are the role and power of spiritual leaders, a literalist approach to spiritual warfare, and an overt interest in cultural and political control. Unfortunately, this has led to some unscriptural approaches to faith and spirituality.

The New Apostolic Reformation teaches that God’s intended form of church governance is apostles and prophets, holding leadership over evangelists, pastors, and teachers. However, this has not been the case for the vast majority of Christian history. So, according to the New Apostolic Reformation, God began to restore prophets and apostles over the last thirty to forty years. Only now, as the church is properly guided by the appropriate spiritual leaders, can it fulfill its commission. This commission is seen as more than spiritual, as it includes cultural and political control.

In the New Apostolic Reformation, apostles are seen as the highest of all spiritual leaders, being specially empowered by God. True maturity and unity, per the New Apostolic Reformation, is only found in those who submit to the leadership of their apostles. According to this teaching, as the church unifies behind the apostles, these leaders will develop greater and greater supernatural powers. Eventually, this will include the ability to perform mass healing and suspend the laws of physics. These signs are meant to encourage a massive wave of converts to Christianity. These apostles are also destined to be recipients of a great wealth transfer (in the end times), which will enable the church to establish God’s kingdom on earth.

Prophets in the New Apostolic Reformation are almost as important as apostles. These people have been empowered to receive “new” revelations from God that will aid the church in establishing dominion. According to the New Apostolic Reformation, only prophets, and occasionally apostles, can obtain new revelations. Evangelists, pastors, and teachers cannot. The prophets’ new revelations are crucial to overcoming the world, and the success of the church depends on the apostles following through on the information prophets provide. Most of their prophecies are extremely vague and easy to re-interpret, and the New Apostolic Reformation is willing to modify them, since they set no standard of infallibility for themselves.

According to New Apostolic thinking, mankind lost its dominion over earth as part of the fall of Adam. So Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross not only resolved our sin debt, but it empowered mankind—specifically, Christians—to retake control of the earth. The New Apostolic Reformation sees seven areas in which believers are supposedly empowered and expected to dominate: government, arts, finances, education, religion, family, and media. Of these, the New Apostolic Reformation sees government as the most important because of its ability to influence all of the other facets of life. As a result, the New Apostolic Reformation overtly encourages Christian control over politics, culture, and business. In some ways, this is nothing unusual, as people should be expected to vote and lobby according to their convictions. The New Apostolic Reformation, however, is often accused of pushing for outright theocracy.

Spiritual warfare, according to the New Apostolic Reformation, is meant to resolve worldly concerns. For example, economic troubles or health problems in a particular city are seen as the result of a demonic spirit’s influence. Prayer, research into the specific name of that demon, and other spiritual disciplines are then applied in an effort to combat this presence. This is necessary not only for the health of the region, but also because the church cannot take “dominion” over that area until the demonic control has been lifted.

Biblically, there are major problems with the New Apostolic Reformation. Claiming that Christians have access to certain spiritual gifts is one thing, but their distinctive approach to the role of apostles and prophets is a stretch from what is found in the Bible. More to the point, the office of apostle requires traits which are impossible today. For example, true apostles must be personal eyewitnesses of the risen Christ (1 Corinthians 9:1; 15:7–8), specifically designated as apostles by Jesus (Galatians 1:1; Acts 1:2; Luke 6:13), and already verified by miraculous signs (Matthew 10:1; 2 Corinthians 12:2; Acts 5:12).

The idea of new revelations from God, especially those that come in the form of vague, easily reinterpreted mysteries, runs counter to the idea of a faith delivered “once for all” to mankind (Jude 1:3). The fact that New Apostolic Reformation prophecies frequently turn out to be false suggests a false spirit behind those predictions (Deuteronomy 18:22).

Likewise, the emphasis on an earthly kingdom contradicts Jesus’ own declaration that the Kingdom of God was spiritual, not political (John 18:36). It places an unhealthy emphasis on political and worldly approval, rather than Christlike influence.

Though it uses the word new, the New Apostolic Reformation is actually a reworking of a very common, very old approach. Since the beginning of Christianity, various groups have claimed to have a “new revelation” from God to correct all of the errors of the present world. These movements contend that “real” spirituality or maturity or truth is found only by those who listen to their leadership. Some of these sects, such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormonism, endure and become religions in their own right. Others fade away.

Much of what the New Apostolic Reformation teaches has at least some basis in Scripture, albeit carried much further than the Bible intends. That, however, still makes those doctrines unbiblical, and Christians should flatly reject the New Apostolic Reformation’s teachings and those who choose to be associated with it.

Critiques

Traditional Critiques

Any organization needs introspection, traditional critiques within the Christian Community includes :-

  1. Walter Martin
  2. David Wilkerson

Holly Pivec

It is good to see a young lady offer her take.

Videos & Podcasts

Critic

  1. Alisa Childers
    • Podcast
      • The New Apostolic Reformation: Movement or Myth? With Dr. Doug Geivett, Holly Pivec, and Dr. Michael Brown — The Alisa Childers Podcast #19
        Channel :- Alisa Childers
        Published on :- 2018-April-18th

        Link
  2. Michael Brown
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Do You Agree with Bill Johnson on Dominionism?
          Channel :- AskDrBrown
          Published On :- 2018-Feb-7th
          Link

Critic

  1. Alisa Childers
    • YouTube
      • Channel :- Sold out 4 Christ – Deidra
        • Modern Day Apostles and Prophets? What Is The NAR?
          • Profile
          • Interview With Holly Pivec and Alisa Childers.  There is a movement within Christendom called the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). Some Christians believe it’s a true work of God, others are skeptical…others claim it doesn’t exist at all! My guest, Holly Pivec has written two books on the NAR, and talks with me about her concerns regarding the teachings and practices of this growing movement.
          • Video
            Link
  2. Fighting for the Faith
    • YouTube
      • Channel :- Sola Scriptura
        • Fighting for the Faith – New Apostolic Reformation.
          Chris Rosebrough interview- Holly Pivec
        • Profile
          • Interview with Holly Pivec on the New Apostolic Reformation.
        • Video
          Link
          Published on :- 2017-Sept-21st
  3. Naked Bible
    • YouTube
      • Channel :- Houseform Apologetics
        • What is the New Apostolic Reformation, with Holly Pivec
        • Profile
          • The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) seems to quite clearly justify labeling it a movement or denomination. Millions of people around the world are part of its network of churches. However, many NAR leaders and advocates deny that it’s a denomination or movement. Many Christians who are attracted by NAR teachings and practices have no idea that something called the NAR even exists. For those aware of its influence and presence within Christianity, the NAR has branded itself as representing the return of authoritative apostles and prophets to the modern church, complete with miracles such as healing and raising the dead. On this episode, we talk to Holly Pivec, an authority on the NAR, to learn what it is, what its defining characteristics are, and how we should think about its teachings.
        • Video
          Link
          Published on :- 2018-March-7th
  4. Christian Apologetics
    • YouTube
      • Channel :- Christian Apologetics
      • Profile
        • God’s Super Apostles and the NAR with Holly Pivec
      • Videos
  5. Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc
    • Videos
      • Will NAR Will Converge with Evangelical Churches?
        Researcher and author, Holly Pivec joins us to look at a pressing question, “Will NAR Will Converge with Evangelical Churches?” Is your church prepared?
        Channel :-
        Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc
        Streamed live on May 15, 2018

        Video
  6. Biblical Christianity
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Video #3
          Channel :- 2018-Jan-10th
          Link
        • Video #6
          Channel :- 2018-Jan-10th
          Link
  7. Dave Flang
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Escape from the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR)
          Channel :- Dave Flang
          Published On :- 2018-Feb-18th
          Link
  8. John MacArthur
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Wretched: New Apostolic Nuttiness.
          Link
        • The Modern Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Selected Scriptures)
          Channel :- Grace to You
          Date Published :- 2012-June-1st
          Link

For

  1. Scott Webster
    • The prophetic voice: Table talk between Scott Webster and Per Ivar Winnæss
      • Profile
        • Per Ivar Winnæss is founder of Roaring Lamb prophetic ministry, located in Norway, close to Drammen. Scott Webster from Congress-WBN is guest in this English episode of “Den Profetiske Røst”. Since the role of the apostolic ministry has globally come into its fully functionality, the other role of the ministerial gifts will be redefined to lead the saints into a higher level of maturity: Apostle Pauls letter to the Ephesians 4:12 «…for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.»
    • Videos

In-depth

Video

Fighting for the Faith – New Apostolic Reformation.
Chris Rosebrough interview- Holly Pivec

  1. Issues
    • Division
      • Division within Church
      • Division within Family
    • Over Reliance
    • Distraction
      • Disillusion
        • Disillusion with Christianity
        • Prophecy
          • Prophecy blamed on the hearer than on the Prophets/Prophecy

Essays

  1. Spirit of Error
    • Holly Pivec
      • The Changing of the Apostolic Guard: 13 Names to Watch
        Link
    •  PulpitandPen.Org
      • Dr. Michael Brown in Full Damage Control Mode After NAR Debate
        Link
    • Church Watcher
      • Apostolic ‘liars’: Bill Johnson & Dr Michael Brown
        Link

Other Videos

  1. Wretched
    • How nuts is the New Apostolic Reformation?
    • Link