The mother of all ecumenical conferences is about to take place in “celebration” of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation – the Kairos 2017 event.
According to the information available on Kairos 2017, on 24-26 October 2017, there will be an historic meeting in Kansas of leaders from Catholic, Protestant & Orthodox Churches. According to the advertisements, this year is a year of destiny. They indicate that they believe that GOD is calling His people to unity in Christ, as Jesus prayed in John 17. “…so the world would believe that GOD sent His Son. This unity they are talking about is not about doctrines, “but on spiritual unity, recognizing the contributions of each diverse group, the hope of which can bring healing and revival to the nation!”
Organized by Vatican envoy Matteo Calisi (“United in Christ“), in collusion with Mike Bickle’s IHOP and by John Arnott’s “Catch the Fire“. Their promo states: “Unity & Revival: Come & Experience this Pivotal Event in History where Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox Leaders set aside differences to reconcile 500 years of Forgiveness.”
Sounds like something that all Christians should be interested in and supportive of doesn’t it? After all, in John 17:22-23 NIV Jesus did say in His prayer to the Father: “I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
If you have been following my various posts on the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) you will be familiar with the doctrine that the Apostles and Prophets of the NAR movement adhere to, one of which is Dominionism. If you need a refresher just click on the Dominionism link I have provided in the sentence above. Apostolic leaders within the NAR movement are actively working to bring the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven to Earth. They do this by taking dominion of earthly kingdoms or “mountains” of government, media, entertainment, education, business, family, and religion. Leaders often talk of city building and organize prayer walks to pray against demonic strongholds. They often speak of being mission-focused rather than being Christ-centered.
So let’s take a look at the list of speakers for Kairos 2017.
The Keynote speaker is Kenneth Copeland. Kenneth Copeland claims to be a prophet, since the inception of his ministry he has used his pulpit to act and decree as an Apostle of the NAR/CRM/NOLR movement. The excesses in this man’s so called ministry are difficult to overstate.
Che Ahn: Ché is an author, international speaker and the founder and president of Harvest International Ministry (in 60+ nations), Harvest Apostolic Center (HAC), a founding pastor of HRock Church, and Chancellor of the Wagner Leadership Institute. Wagner (now deceased) was the instrumental in formulating the NAR movement.
John Arnott: John Arnott is a founding pastor, speaker, and author. The church came to the world’s attention (The “Toronto Blessing”). John is known for his teachings on the Father’s love, power, grace and forgiveness. CatchTheFire.com. A strong proponent of NAR teachings.
Mike Bickle: Mike Bickle is a Christian leader, author, pastor and educator, is often best known for his leadership of the International House of Prayer Kansas City and the founder of IHOP KC University. Bickle is the founder of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Missouri–a leading organization in the controversial NAR.
Wesley and Stacey Campbell: Wesley and Stacey are part of the apostolic and prophetic NAR movement
Bonnie Chavda: Bonnie Chavda is a seasoned prophetic voice and author with over four decades of Spirit-filled leadership and ministry experience. Bonnie and her husband, Mahesh, are founders of Chavda Ministries International, the Watch of the Lord™ Prayer movement, and senior pastors of All Nations Church in Charlotte, NC. Part of the NAR movement.
Dutch Sheets: Dutch Sheets is an internationally recognized author, gifted teacher, and conference speaker and a leader in the NAR.
I didn’t do extensive research on all of the speakers but as you can see, the New Apostolic Reformation is well represented in this ecumenical conference. Why do you suppose that is? It couldn’t have anything to do with their objective of gaining dominion of earthly kingdoms or “mountains” of government, media, entertainment, education, business, family, and religion, could it?
If we are not going to be looking at doctrine but just focus on “this Pivotal Event in History where Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox Leaders set aside differences to reconcile 500 years of Forgiveness”, what exactly are we going to be looking at? If this “celebration” of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is not going to deal with doctrinal differences between Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Protestantism are we then going to focus solely on the NARs rendition of bringing the Kingdom of Heaven to earth through continued apostolic decrees and prophetic utterances that do nothing but take us away from God’s Word and distort the truth that we have already been given? Spiritual unity as exhibited within the NAR movement means their NAR Apostolic and Prophetic decrees and prophecies. I can’t help but feel that they would not be participating in this conference if they didn’t think they had found bedfellows within the other represented parties. Time will tell.
The Gospel of John, chapter 17 also includes the following important words that were spoken by Jesus in 17:8 “For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. ” and 17:14 “ I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. ” plus 17:17 “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.”
The Protestant Reformation came about because of corruption within and criticism of doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church. The doctrinal differences between the Roman Catholic Church and most of the mainline Protestant denominations are significant, to this very day. Should we seek unity, I think that is reasonable but not at the expense of Biblical truth. Where we can agree, let us agree. Where there are disagreements, let them be articulated as such.
And just out of curiosity, how did they come about in selecting Kenneth Copeland as one of the two keynote speakers? All things considered, how that came about totally defies common logic unless of course, he was the vehicle that presented in the NARs opinion, the best unifying option. Again, time will tell.
Anyone who thinks that the threat that the NAR movement poses is not critical and highly substantive to what is happening within Christianity today, is hiding their head in the sand.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 RSV “Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our assembling to meet him, we beg you, brethren, not to be quickly shaken in mind or excited, either by spirit or by word, or by letter purporting to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you this? And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, and the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by his appearing and his coming. The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
I seriously suspect that the NAR movement is part of the strong delusion God’s Word speaks about.
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Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!