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The LAST REFORMATION ever, apparently.

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One of the joys of networking via simple in-home fellowships is that you meet new people and discover things you were unaware of.

 

Along with my wife, a colleague and I who are established in a home fellowship were invited to participate in the home fellowship of another group, so we thought we would visit with them a few times and check it out.

 

They were nice people, younger than us and some raising young children who shared fellowship with us. It transpired that the group had come together through a movement called "The Last Reformation" whose Danish founder, Torben Sondergaard, has been labelled as a "restorationist" rather than a "reformer". 

 

Like Huss, Luther, Cavin et al in their day, Sondergaard believes currently that important biblical truths are not being adhered to, focussing particularly on the Book of Acts.

 

Quote from Last Reformation site: [https://thelastreformation.com/about/]

"The Last Reformation is a new movement, started in 2011, that is now spreading all over the world. It is about coming back to what we read in the book of Acts. We believe that what we read in the book of Acts is also for today and that we need to come back to the simple disciple life the first Christians had. We believe that The Last Reformation is a reformation about the true gospel and the simple disciple life, but also a reformation of the church. This is the reason why the movement is called The Last Reformation. The “first” reformation was the reformation with Martin Luther in the 16th century. A reformation of the Catholic church that led to the Protestant church. 

If we look at the Protestant church today, it looks so much like the Catholic church and so little like what we read in the Bible and especially the book of Acts. Therefore we really need a new reformation that goes so much deeper than what Martin Luther and the other reformers came with. We are talking about a reformation that deals with the doctrines, the Spirit and the whole church system, why we do church the way we do it." 

  

As nice as these "Last Reformation" people were, after assisting their main family to relocate to another city, our group decided we were not in agreement with their movement due to its emphasis and practices which we determined to be cult-like.

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6 minutes ago, Placable37 said:

One of the joys of networking via simple in-home fellowships is that you meet new people and discover things you were unaware of.

 

Along with my wife, a colleague and I who are established in a home fellowship were invited to participate in the home fellowship of another group, so we thought we would visit with them a few times and check it out.

 

They were nice people, younger than us and some raising young children who shared fellowship with us. It transpired that the group had come together through a movement called "The Last Reformation" whose Danish founder, Torben Sondergaard, has been labelled as a "restorationist" rather than a "reformer". 

 

Like Huss, Luther, Cavin et al in their day, Sondergaard believes currently that important biblical truths are not being adhered to, focussing particularly on the Book of Acts.

 

Quote from Last Reformation site: [https://thelastreformation.com/about/]

"The Last Reformation is a new movement, started in 2011, that is now spreading all over the world. It is about coming back to what we read in the book of Acts. We believe that what we read in the book of Acts is also for today and that we need to come back to the simple disciple life the first Christians had. We believe that The Last Reformation is a reformation about the true gospel and the simple disciple life, but also a reformation of the church. This is the reason why the movement is called The Last Reformation. The “first” reformation was the reformation with Martin Luther in the 16th century. A reformation of the Catholic church that led to the Protestant church. 

If we look at the Protestant church today, it looks so much like the Catholic church and so little like what we read in the Bible and especially the book of Acts. Therefore we really need a new reformation that goes so much deeper than what Martin Luther and the other reformers came with. We are talking about a reformation that deals with the doctrines, the Spirit and the whole church system, why we do church the way we do it." 

  

As nice as these "Last Reformation" people were, after assisting their main family to relocate to another city, our group decided we were not in agreement with their movement due to its emphasis and practices which we determined to be cult-like.

Yeah, it is a cult.

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From what I saw they believe a person is not saved until they are water baptized.

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I think I've heard of this before, they're carismatics lead by a bald guy right? If that's the same Last Reformation then it probably is a cult, apart from their unbiblical ideas about Spirit Baptism, which is nothing more than the guy  puttng his hands on people and then they start talking gibberish.

 

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There is also something called the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) I don't really know anything about it, good or bad. Anybody?

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33 minutes ago, RazeontheRock said:

There is also something called the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) I don't really know anything about it, good or bad. Anybody?

Hi RazeontheRock, Thankyou for your interest in this topic. The Last Reformation embodies the New Apostolic Reformation. There is an issue of mind-control with the NAR theological movement that is evident in the Last Reformation (and in many conservative congregations on a different level).

 

Heaps of stuff online about NAR, but mainly extreme emphasis on 5-fold ministry and ministry gifts, kingdom now/dominionism/triumphalism, and bizarre behaviour. I recall being told that a spontaneous drum solo was prophetic, somehow speaking forth a timely message from God...so there you go! :classic_rolleyes: 

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