Since beginnings of New Order of the Latter Rain cult, Branham’s influence left its mark on many in this New Order – that is, Apostles and leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation. Not just in the church but in ‘marketplace ministries’.
- from 1930 to 1977 a focus on evangelism to the marketplace
- 1990s focused on ‘Social Transformation’
Henry Blackaby, Billy Graham (BOLR/NAR adherent) + NAR Apostles such as C. Peter Wagner + Ed Silvoso helped shape NAR’s influence in the marketplace.
- ‘reclaim the seven mountains of culture’. – seven spheres
1974 Bill Bright + Lorren Cunningham > seven mind-moulders, or gates, or mountains that define culture.
FGBMFI = Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International > influences + roots in theology + associations of William Branham + the New Order of the Latter Rain (NOLR) cult.
Branham “worked closely” with FGBMFI leader Demos Shakarian
Branham = keynote speaker at number of FGBMFI meetings
FGBMFI played crucial role in kick-starting Charismatic Renewal + shared Branham’s skepticism about benefits of denominationalism,
FGBMFI aimed at church laity > Healing Revival
FGBMFI promoted “faith teachers”
Matthew Tallman = leading chronicler of FGBMFI
1953 Demos Chakarian invites Carlton Spencer (then-president of Elim Bible Institute)
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- What is the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (FGBMFI)?
- What is the Shepherding/Discipleship Movement (SDM)?
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Since the beginnings of the New Order of the Latter Rain cult, Branham’s influence has left its mark on many in this New Order – that is, Apostles and leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation. Not just in the church but in ‘marketplace ministries’. Os Hillman gives us a fascinating history of the development on how this cult tried to influence the culture back in the 1950s.
In saying this, there are some things worth noting in this video that confirm the NOLR influence from 1951 onwards:
- His mention of FGBMFI in 1951 (read excerpt at the end of this article to see how it is deeply connected to the Latter Rain cult).
- He pits the Christian gospel against the NAR gospel: “So all throughout this period we see from 1930 to 1977 a focus on evangelism to the marketplace. These men [inaudible] came to know Christ. And when…
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