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

This is far too long coming, and I apologize to everyone, especially to Julian who so graciously had me on as his guest. I thought I had shared this here back when he posted the interview, but I obviously had not! I’ll be honest and say that I realized that talked about this brought up issues for me that I have had to and am still dealing with. Nothing at all to do with Julian or this interview per say, just the fact that I have talked about it so much dredged things up a bit. I very much enjoyed the interview and there is even a rather hilarious moment in there that I think all will enjoy!
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“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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