(Original article appears here: http://thenewageemergentchurchage.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-domionistlatter-rain-connection.html, and is posted courtesy of Lanette Roessler)
I want to start off saying that we did not mention anything
concerning the charismatic kingdom now/Latter rain movement. This
movement clothes itself in Dominion theology they believe that the
kingdom began in 70 A.D. with the destruction of the Nation Israel.
These Dominionist kingdom now/latter rain believe "God" speaks new
revelations to them through dreams, visions and extra so called biblical
revelations; However, their visions on how to conquer this nation
changes often with each new revelation. Their doctrine is more self
based than Bible based. It really is determined by the latest pop leader
people are following within the charismatic or apostolic realm. A
common theme within these groups is the word "New". God is doing a "new
thing," "New Breed", a "New reformation", a "new Change" is coming. In
other words the Bible is not adhered to but the visions and dreams,
along with someone hearing a voices from God through what they call the
"Holy Spirit anointing"
The MFI or Ministers Fellowship
International is an important player of the Latter rain/domionist
movement. The MIF came out of Portland Bible College in Oregon. I use to
live in Portland and we had a very difficult time avoiding the latter
rain churches. Dick Iverson a TBN ( Trinity Broadcasting Network)
darling for many years wrote "Present Day Truths" a book that was
actually created by the Bible College used as a sort of text Book for
the movement.However, between 1947 and 1957 huge revivals took place
many of them led by pentecostal leader Oral Roberts founder of Oral
Roberts University. Roberts was another TBN favorite this revival was
centered on Healing and the Manifestation of what they called the "Holy
Spirit". During this time Roberts put great emphasis on healing . It is
said by many that Oral Roberts brought the pentecostal movement into
acceptable mainstream Christianity. This opened the floodgates for many
false teachers to rise up claiming they hear from God, and have the
power to do the works of Jesus even raising the dead. Many of these
apostate leaders have now began to set dates for the end of the world.
Back in the 80's on National television Oral Roberts asked for $8
million or God would kill him. He did pass away in 2009. I have only
scratched the surface of this heresy so please visit the other web site
such as herescope for more information on this subject. Type in Latter rain on their search site.
- Lanette Roessler
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