From Berean Research:
C. Peter Wagner, the man who helped revive the Latter Rain cult of the 1950’s and later dubbed it the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), died last week. Being that Wagner was the Grand Poobah of the NAR, this is a huge loss for this growing movement. In a piece I wrote entitled Religious Right uniting with Religious Renegades I brought to light that Wagner was the NAR founder. Wagner was not happy about that and sent AN URGENT MESSAGE FROM PETER to his mailing list categorically denying that he was the
ring leaderfounder. He wrote:
The NAR is not an organization. No one can join or carry a card. It has no leader. I have been called the “founder,” but this is not the case. One reason I might be seen as an “intellectual godfather” is that I might have been the first to observe the movement, give a name to it, and describe its characteristics as I saw them.
When he died, Charisma News penned a piece saying that Wagner had “passed into glory.” Richard Haas couldn’t disagree more so he voiced his view of the man over at Pulpit & Pen, as he felt the truth wasn’t being reported. In his piece he asked, “Is it harsh or judgmental to say that C. Peter Wagner has not passed into glory as Charisma News, and others would lead us to believe?” No, says Haas, “it is not judgmental or insensitive to speak the truth.”