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 )

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

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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

The Bible Project

Videos

  1. Job
    • How do you trust God even when life isn’t fair and you suffer for no good reason? Job’s story invites us to consider what it means that God runs the world by wisdom, and how this truth can bring peace in dark times. Job is the last of the three books that explore these themes of biblical wisdom.
      Link
  2. Jonah
    • Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of Jonah, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. The book of Jonah is a subversive story about a rebellious prophet who despises his God for loving his enemies.
      Link
  3.  Justice
    • “Justice” is a felt need in our world today and a controversial topic. But what is justice, exactly, and who gets to define it? In this video, we’ll explore the biblical theme of Justice and discover how it’s deeply rooted in the story-line of the Bible that leads to Jesus.
      Link
  4. Exile
    • Exile is one of the core, yet often overlooked, themes underlying the entire Biblical storyline. In this video, we’ll see how Israel’s exile to Babylon is a picture of all humanity’s exile from Eden. As you might guess, Jesus is the one to open the way back home.
      Link
  5. Holiness
    • In this video, we explore the paradox that God’s holiness presents to human beings. God is the unique and set-apart Creator of all reality and the author of all goodness. However, that goodness can become dangerous to humans who are mortal and morally corrupt. Ultimately, this paradox is resolved by Jesus, who embodies God’s holiness that comes to heal His creation.
      Link
  6. Daniel
    • Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of Daniel, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. The story of Daniel motivates faithfulness despite exile in Babylon. His visions offer hope that God will bring all nations under His rule.
      Link
  7. Read Scripture: TaNaK / Old Testament
    • Watch our Read Scripture video on the overview of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew Bible, or the TaNaK. This video breaks down the literary design of the entire Old Testament and its flow of thought.
      Link
  8. Literal Styles in the Bible
    • Episode 3 shows how reading the Bible wisely requires that we learn about the ancient literary styles used by the biblical authors. These writers expressed their ideas and claims through a variety of different type of literature, and this video will explore why it’s important to tell them apart so we can hear their message on their terms.
      Link
  9.  Revelations
    • Revelations :- Chapter 1:11
      • Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of Revelation, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In Revelation, John’s visions reveal that Jesus has overcome evil by his death and resurrection, and will return one day as the true king of the world.
        Link
    • Revelations :- Chapter 12:24
      • Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of Revelation, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In Revelation, John’s visions reveal that Jesus has overcome evil by his death and resurrection, and will return one day as the true king of the world.
        Link
  10. The Book of Jude
    • Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of Jude, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In this book, Jude confronts corrupt teachers who distort the message about his brother Jesus and lead others astray.
      Link
  11. Philemon
    • Read Scripture
      Link