Founder of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), C. Peter Wagner, and proponent of charismatic chicanery such as faith healing, perhaps doesn’t have enough faith to heal himself. The famous huckster and author of the book, How to Have a Healing Ministry in Any Church, has been admitted to the hospital, according to Rebecca Greenwood of Christian Harvest International. Wagner’s wife, Doris, has written a letter asking for prayer, Greenwood reports on her Facebook page, stating,
This past Friday Peter was admitted back into the Heart Hospital in a very weakened condition. After several days of extensive testing, the general consensus of his many excellent doctors is that Peter has become severely dehydrated from the ongoing treatment to control his fluid retention. The treatment is very much a balancing act and the dilemma is that he is now both dehydrated and fluid overloaded at the same time…To further complicate the matter, the treatments for either problem cause the other issue to escalate further
While on the one hand, we hate to see a fellow image-bearer suffer, on the other hand, our first prayer should be for Wagner to repent and turn to Christ for the forgiveness of sins. Wagner has a major movement and propagated serious damnable error into the church. While his promotion of charismatic nonsense, blaspheming the Holy Spirit regularly, has made major inroads into the professing church, it goes without saying that his false teachings are being exposed right before our eyes.
Of course, at the age of 86, perhaps we should expect his special powers to start dwindling after all? So why aren’t all of his NAR faith healers flocking around him to heal him? At what point do they fold their cards and give up? By all means, anyone with an ounce of common sense would be able to see right through the shell game of faith healing. If it were true, there should be someone out there who could heal him–or perhaps he’d be able to heal himself.
Of course, the Scriptures nowhere allow for the concept of a “faith healing” ministry or even a “faith healer.” The notion is completely foreign to the word of God. Men and women who teach, preach and practice this junk are nothing bud frauds with self-interests.
They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach. – Titus 1:11
Mr. Wagner, your time is running out. Repent!
[Contributed by Pulpit & Pen]