The Manifest Sons of God belief of Angus Buchan

Angus Buchan-Manifest Sons Of God Teaching

Manifest Sons of God – What does Angus Buchan really believe?

On many occasions you will hear Angus Buchan near the end of his preaching shout out loud, “…..waiting for the Manifestation of the Sons of God”.  But what does he mean by this?   Well today I will explain to you  exactly what Angus Buchan believes.

  • Romans 8:19  “19For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. 20For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 21Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.”

Manifest Sons of God Teaching

In the Latter Rain Movement they have what they call the ‘Manifest Sons of God’ where they twist the above scripture to mean that some will obtain immortality by incarnating Jesus Christ before He returns.

The truth of the matter is this;  All creation awaits the removal of the “Curse of Futility”, sin placed upon it by God from the Fall of Adam. What Latter Rain believers neglect is the CONTEXT and other passages in the bible that explain this event.

  • Romans 8:22-23  22For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

The adoption the redeeming of our body, when, how?

  • Philippians 3:20-21:  “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17: “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.17  Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”

We only become immortal once we are raised up to meet Jesus Christ in the air – not before, never!

Latter Rain Teaching: Kingdom Now / Dominionism

What Latter Rain (Kingdom Now / Dominionism) believers preach is nothing short of another New Age version of becoming a little god while alive on earth in a human body.  The same lie that Satan told in Genesis, just portrayed another way.

  • Genesis 3:4-5  ” 4And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

“God is looking for men, and for women, for boys and girls, that will change the world!   THE WORLD!   Waiting!   All creation is waiting with expectation, on tip toes, FOR THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD!    That’s you and me.”

Angus Buchan, Hillcrest Christian Fellowship, 1 June 2008

Listen to Angus Buchan say the above, quote starts from 1h:08m:06s into sound recording.  Note:  This mp3 has been removed from the internet. I have contacted Hillcrest Christian Fellowship for a copy, they do not reply.


One of most radical teachings in the NAR movement is known as the “Manifest Sons of God” teaching. According to this teaching, the people who continue to receive the new revelation given by NAR apostles and prophets, now called Issachar prophets will gain more and more supernatural powers until they eventually become “manifest sons of God.” These manifested sons of God will overcome sickness and death and execute God’s judgments on earth.

New Apostolic Leaders leaders claim that this teaching is taught in the Bible in Romans 8:19, which reads:

Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

The Manifest Sons of God teaching was originally promoted by leaders of the Latter Rain movement, such as William Branham and George Warnock. More contemporary promoters of this teaching include U.S. prophets C. Peter Wagner et al, Paul Cain, Rick Joyner and Bill Hamon and here in South Africa – Angus Buchan -‘Manifest Sons of God’ belief of Angus Buchan  [Note by DTW: Holly links to DTW article you are reading now]

Bill Hamon, for example, teaches that the manifested sons of God will be patterned after the original son of God, Jesus Christ. He also teaches that the worldwide church will be a type of corporate Christ, which will be the full expression of Christ Jesus as Jesus is the full expression of His heavenly Father. Thus, the Manifest Son of God teaching is denounced by its critics as heretical since it deifies human beings.

A related teaching, promoted by Bill Hamon, is that the rapture of believers will occur only when New Apostolic Reformation followers receive the last piece of new revelation given by NAR apostles and prophets, then instantaneously they will be giving them immortal bodies with superhuman powers. Thus, Bill Hamon appears to be teaching that the rapture is not something God does for Christians, but is something mankind accomplishes for themselves as they gain more and more secret knowledge revealed by the NAR apostles and prophets.

The New Apostolic Reformation: Influence and Teachings
By Holly Pivec.  

According to followers of the NAR, Jesus Christ can’t return until the world has been overthrown and is under a so called ‘Christian’ theocratic rule – without Jesus Christ at it’s head. 

Manifest Sons of God
Manifest Sons of God teaching of the New Apostolic Reformation


  1. Guilt by Association
  2. Letter from Graham Power to DTW
  3. Angus Buchan – A ‘False Bible’ in 366 Days for Men
  4. Angus Buchan says, “Put your Doctrinal Differences Aside!
  5. NAR Invasion of SA – Rick Joyner, Angus Buchan, Danie Slabbert, Nevil Norden @ Apostolic Prophetic Conference – July 2012
  6. Angus Buchan and the Roman Catholic Reconciliation
  7. Angus Buchan, Benny Hinn and God TV (with Wendy and Rory Alec)
  8. Graham Power & Angus Buchan – The Transformation of Africa
  9. Angus Buchan and the Promise Keepers (FREEMASONARY)
  10. Why does Angus Buchan get promoted by God TV
  11. THE ORIGINAL VERSION – The Dominionist Faith of Angus Buchan – Faith Like Potatoes
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Deborah Ellish is the author of the above article. Discerning the World is an internet Christian Ministry based in Johannesburg South Africa. Tom Lessing and Deborah Ellish both own Discerning the World. For more information see the About this Website page below the comments section.

44 Responses

  1. Estelle says:

    If you look at John 2 from verse 13.
    “14 In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. 15 And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables.”

    He did not gently walk away from the temple and went to pray. He made a whip and chased everyone out of the temple. He literary turned over tables and said:
    “Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.”

    At that moment I don’t think the people around Him saw joy or peace? He was angry at everyone, not only those selling the offerings, but to the worshipers who were buying from them and the Priests who took money from it. They were making salvation something to buy or to purchase and everyone was guilty. (If I understand it correctly).
    There are things you should pray for, but also things you should speak out for.

  2. Natasha

    >> It is not doctrine that bind us together but love!….

    Really? REALLY? R E A L L Y? ? ? ?

    Jesus Christ is the WORD (Doctrine) and if your don’t have the CORRECT WORD in your life you wont have genuine CHRISTIAN LOVE! in other words if you follow a false Christ you present to the world a false love!

    And don’t talk nonsense about saying that you ‘used to enjoy this website’ This website has not changed in the way it’s ADMONISHED AND REBUKES FALSE TEACHERS – So either you are speaking about another website or you are blind.

  3. Marion says:

    All I have to say to Natasha is check out Ephesians 5:11…

  4. John says:

    Why was the mp3 removed from the website?

  5. John

    Oh goodness, it would appear they have changed their site and removed all their content. I have emailed them asking them for a copy of the mp3. Let’s hope we get something.

  6. Deborah (Discerning the World) wrote:


    >> The thing with Angus Buchan is that he has no theological training or qualifications whatsoever.

    true, but neither am I

    >> I’ve seen him described as a simple farmer with a simple faith. To my mind, he is not fit to be a preacher just as an unqualified “doctor” isn’t fit to practice medicine.

    What makes one fit to be a CHRISTIAN is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit 🙂 There are millions out there with the qualification who are just as deluded as Angus. Without the Holy Spirit, you are nothing.

    >> And I think he’s not part of a church so isn’t accountable to anyone.

    Well the Church as is stands is a disaster as we are in the great apostasy. In this day and age being accountable could just as well mean you are accountable to someone more deceived than you.

    The comment by Anastsia on Angus Buchan being ” Unqualified ” to preach.
    I suggest you revisit your thinking. Always substantiate a comment with spiritual understanding, as the ” intellectual buzzer “would make the comment you made. Unfortunately, intellectualism and God have no common line. The Disciples, 12 of them, mind you, were hardly of the school you seem to be referring to. It may be useful to read Job 37 – 38, the dialogue between God and Job. I somehow found a similarity on your judgement call. To have made the comment you did, I can assume you attended the college of
    God Himself. I would be interested to hear how you came to the conclusions you did! On the other hand, would it be worthwhile, I need to ask myself

  7. Miranda says:

    I landed up on this blog while doing research for a paper with the working title “Re-reading Revelation 18: Reflections on Fear and the Vortex of Violence and Hope in a quest to retrieve God’s favour in post apartheid South Africa”. I take issue with what I call ‘retrieval of patriarchal masculinity’ evident in Buchan’s call for men to reclaim their God-given place as prophet, priest and king in their homes. This is laying claim to ‘positional power’ which in my view, serves to sanctify gender oppression in all its manifestations not only brute violence – though Buchan denies this. Elsewhere I have suggested that both men and women are attracted to “hope” in what Buchan promises his followers: Through their obedience – men to God and women to men – husbands will be affirmed as “men in charge” and wives will be happy because their husbands are fulfilled (Pillay 2011:188). As his wife Jill Buchan puts it:
    The church of God needs men. They need fathers, they need everything set back in order because the church is still full of homes that are still struggling with headship and God says he’s going to sort out the church first. He has to re-instate the men, and when he does that, the women will be very happy. For many (if not all) of Buchan’s followers South Africa’s “societal problems” are a result of societal changes post 1994. (See for example and Nadar (2009:25) who points to the crisis experienced by Afrikaner men because Afrikaner hegemonic masculinity is being challenged in post-apartheid South Africa.
    My humble ‘penny in die bord’ – for what it’s worth:-)
    PS: I did not get much writing done today – as I have been reading and ‘listening’ to the hurt and confusion of people. We have to remain a people of hope… but we also have to be ‘responsible’ in how we read Scripture. Plucking verses out of their literary and socio-religio-political contexts certainly is not a responsible way to read Scripture and jumping from one text in a letter to the Romans to a verse from the Gospel of Matthew to a lament of Job only serves to read into Scripture what we want to.

  8. Miranda wrote:

    lockquote>Plucking verses out of their literary and socio-religio-political contexts certainly is not a responsible way to read Scripture and jumping from one text in a letter to the Romans to a verse from the Gospel of Matthew to a lament of Job only serves to read into Scripture what we want to.

    The Gospel of God is a universally eternal Gospel and is not limited to any certain socio-religio-political context. Jumping from one text in Romans to Matthew to Job can be helpful. Why?

    All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man [and woman] of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Ti 3:16-17)

  9. John Andrews UK/Ireland says:

    Miranda wrote:
    I take issue with what I call ‘retrieval of patriarchal masculinity’ evident in Buchan’s call for men to reclaim their God-given place as prophet, priest and king in their homes. This is laying claim to ‘positional power’ which in my view, serves to sanctify gender oppression in all its manifestations not only brute violence – though Buchan denies this.

    Miranda, It seems that you are fighting for “women’s rights” or “gender equality”. I would suggest that you rather address the fact that Angus Buchan is a false preacher that does not preach the gospel of Christ. When a lying false teacher is on stage to increase his popularity and thereby increase his monetary gain he preaches another gospel, which is no gospel at all. I am surprised at people like Prof. Johan Malan that states that “it is obvious that Angus Buchan has a relationship with Jesus/God” when he is a compulsive liar. Not one of his miracles that he has written about and given on stage are true. He fabricates these out of his imagination to impress gullible people – and it seems to be working for him, but not for the deceived that are led down the wrong path to a wide gate.

    Matthew 7:13-1 (NIV)
    13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

    Rather contend for the faith if you are a genuine saved, holy spirit filled child of God.

    Angus Buchan visited Ireland and UK in June this year and he has no Christ centered message. He is a “motivational speaker” with no clear foundation and manipulates his audiences by using well known bible verses that he spews out with no line of logical argument interspersed with lies and his amplified AMEN chant. He does not even begin to understand the biblical relationship between a man and his wife and does not try to explain it to his audiences.

    Trying to imply that the gospel needs to speak to the political situation in SA is to preach yet another new gospel?

    Jill Buchan should rahther pray that Angus would truly repent of his sin that he is perpetrating on gullible South Africans (and even on Jill herself). I find it hard to believe that so many men (and women) in SA have bought the lies of a con artist who says: “You should have a testimony as no one can challenge you as THEY WERE NOT THERE”.

  10. John Andrews UK/Ireland says:

    For those who do not know what hegemonic masculinity means:

    Hegemonic masculinity
    In gender studies, hegemonic masculinity refers to the belief in the existence of a culturally normative ideal of male behavior. Hegemonic masculinity posits that society strongly encourages men to embody this kind of masculinity. Hegemonic masculinity is said to be marked by a tendency for the male to dominate other males and subordinate females.

    So in actual fact Miranda has brought a sociological and political theory to this blog which is a Christian blog? Her problem with Angus Buchan is that both her viewpoint and that of Angus have one thing in common – both are worldly and have nothing to do with true Christianity and as such are both not Christ centered.

    2 Peter 2:1-3 (KJV)

    2 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

    2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

    3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

    It is thus clear that the above scripture states that false teachers bring upon themselves swift destruction and their damnation slumbers not. Harsh words – yes, and rightly so.

    It is fruitful to do a word study on a simple word like “pernicious”

    Adjective: pernicious

    having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.

  11. Robin says:

    Angus Buchan once claimed: “That he do not know the Bible, but he knows the Author of the Bible.”

    Now, that is absolute crap. You cannot know the Author of the Bible if you do not know your Bible. You can only know the Author of the Bible through his written Word. Therefore it is absolutely essential to have a good knowledge of the Bible as well as theological training. The apostles were not illiterate persons as some would claim, they were carefully selected persons by Messiah and well trained in His Word by Himself. There is a critical difference between apostle and disciple, disciple is a follower whilst an apostle is both follower and teacher. How can you teach someone the written Word of God if you yourself have not a clue what is written in His Word neither have a clue what it is all about.

  12. Jaco Venter says:

    Just a question? Did the writer of this article perhaps try to get in contact and ask Angus personally what he believes and mean by that saying before writing it? How do you know that he belongs to the groups that you say he does? Through your own assumption?

  13. Dear Jaco Venter

    I don’t need to meet a person and have coffee with them and hug them and pat them on the shoulder to know that what they believe and speak is false. The words that come out of his mouth that goes against the gospel of Jesus Christ and the people he aligns himself labels him a false teacher. (Read all articles on Angus Buchan please)

  14. Dear Robin

    You said “How can you teach someone the written Word of God if you yourself have not a clue what is written in His Word neither have a clue what it is all about.”

    Actually many false ‘teachers’ teach a version of the gospel that is incorrect and millions follow them and their false gospel.

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