The NAR and Postmillennialism

I recently was asked, “What is the difference between the NAR (New Apostolic Reformation) movement and Postmillennialism. In preparing an in-depth answer, I stumbled upon this podcast. I don’t recommend a lot of podcasts, because I cannot endorse everything a podcaster says, but this one hits all the points and anything I would say would just be redundant.

This podcast explains what the NAR is all about, its connection to 21st century charismaticsm, and explains what real Postmillennialism is about. This should be an eye-opener to anyone within the charismatic churches, because what is taught by the NAR is outside of Christian orthodoxy, that is, it is absolute heresy. It also counters the charge that Postmillennialism is works-based, and a system that is to take over the world by force.

If you are a bit confused by all this, start the podcast. You don’t need the video feed, just give it a listen.

Lord of the Lands . . .

“But our doctrine must tower unvanquished above all the glory and above all the might of the world, for it is not of us, but of the living God and his Christ whom the Father has appointed King to ‘rule from sea to sea, and from the rivers even to the ends of the earth’ [Ps. 72:8; 72:7, Vg.]. And he is so to rule as to smite the whole earth with its iron and brazen strength, with its gold and silver brilliance, shattering it with the rod of his mouth as an earthen vessel, just as the prophets have prophesied concerning the magnificence of his reign [Dan. 2:32–35; Isa. 11:4; Ps. 2:9

John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion & 2, ed. John T. McNeill, trans. Ford Lewis Battles, vol. 1, The Library of Christian Classics (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011), 12.