The Manifest Sons of God belief of Angus Buchan
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.
MANIFEST SONS OF GOD HERESY
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.
LIST OF ALL ANGUS BUCHAN ARTICLES:
- Guilt by Association
- Letter from Graham Power to DTW
- Angus Buchan – A ‘False Bible’ in 366 Days for Men
- Angus Buchan says, “Put your Doctrinal Differences Aside!
- NAR Invasion of SA – Rick Joyner, Angus Buchan, Danie Slabbert, Nevil Norden @ Apostolic Prophetic Conference – July 2012
- Angus Buchan and the Roman Catholic Reconciliation
- Angus Buchan, Benny Hinn and God TV (with Wendy and Rory Alec)
- Graham Power & Angus Buchan – The Transformation of Africa
- Angus Buchan and the Promise Keepers (FREEMASONARY)
- Why does Angus Buchan get promoted by God TV
- THE ORIGINAL VERSION – The Dominionist Faith of Angus Buchan – Faith Like Potatoes