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[From Apostles and Prophets: The Foundation of the Church, by C. Peter Wagner, 2000, Regal Books, Ventura California, pp. 25]

In my book Churchquake! I say:

Of all the radical changes in the New Apostolic Reformation, I regard one of them as the most radical of all.

It is so important that I have chosen these words very carefully: The amount of spiritual authority delegated by the Holy Spirit to individuals.

The two operative words in this statement are “authority” and “individuals.”

Until recently the central focus of authority in our churches existed in groups, not in individuals.

Trust has been placed in sessions, consistories, nominating committees, deacon boards, trustees, congregations, presbyteries, associations, general councils, conventions, synods and the like.

Rarely has trust for ultimate decision making been given to individuals such as pastors or apostles.

This, however, is changing decisively in the New Apostolic Reformation.

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