TMR 153: Mike Hopkins : A Survivor of the New Apostolic Reformation

MikeHopkins"It is not new, it is not apostolic, and it is not a reformation"—John MacArthur *

This week we welcome Mike Hopkins of Fight The Lies Radio, who joins us to discuss the so-called "New Apostolic Reformation", a new religious movement within Christianity that combines (among other things) hyper-charismatic worship, ostensibly-authoritative "apostles" and "prophets", and dominionist teachings.

In the second half Mike shares with us his, and his wife Kelli's, experience of having once been heavily involved in a NAR congregation—an experience characterised by increasing discomfort, leading to their eventual decision to leave in search of a different, more biblically-faithful, church.

"Mike Hopkins was born and raised in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, in the USA. In 2005, he accepted Messiah Yeshua. He has a thirst for truth and for bringing that truth to all who are willing to hear. He and his wife Kelli have recently begun hosting their own podcasts. Mike currently works in the tech industry. He currently lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and Kayla, their Boston Terrier."

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[New Apostolic Reformation, Toronto Blessing, dominionism, prophets, apostles, Elijah List, restorationism, Adam Curtis, neocons, George W Bush, Billy Graham, Leo Strauss, noble lie, Kansas City Prophets, Bob Jones, Sid Roth, Todd Bentley, C Peter Wagner, Rick Joyner, William Branham, Paul Cane, Mike Bickle, Joel's Army, Promise Keepers, International House of Prayer, serpent seed doctrine, Latter Rain, Five-Fold Ministry, Manifest Sons of God, postmillennialism]

* Quotation from John MacArthur cited in Cameron Buettel and Jeremiah Johnson, "The Apostles Who Don't Do Anything", Grace To You (2013)

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