Monday, December 12, 2005

Bill Hamon and the Manifested Sons of God

If you want to understand more of the heresy of the dominionism that comes from what is now called "The New Apostolic Reformation," be sure to read the entire Joel's Army booklet by Jewel Grewe of Discernment Ministries, posted in three sections at

Below is a key quote from Bill Hamon, in THE ETERNAL CHURCH:

"Each restorational advancement of the Army of the Lord has established denominational forts that are given responsibility to maintain the purity and power of that truth. . . . New recruits are now being drafted and trained and older soldiers and generals are being put through intensified training for the next advancement of the Church Army. They are being purified by the Baptism of Fire. . . . Are you Ready? Where do you start? What will you do? A new government must be established, a new way of life for those millions of people. You are now ready to rule and reign on your overcomer's throne!"

Keep in mind: this is talking about real human government, not some spiritualized government. Bill Hamon on page 385 of the same book explains the doctrine of the Manifested Sons of God:

"The Earth and all of creation is waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God, the time when they will come into their maturity and immortalization. . . . When the Church receives its full inheritance and redemption then creation will be redeemed from its cursed condition of decay, change and death. . . the Church has a responsibility and ministry to the rest of creation. Earth and its natural creation is anxiously waiting for the Church to reach full maturity and come to full sonship. When the Church realizes its full sonship, its bodily redemption will cause a redemptive chain reaction throughout all of creation."

Note the heresy: Who is being glorified here? The "Manifested Sons of God"! Not Jesus Christ! This heresy teaches that Judgment Day can be bypassed, and that the perfection, immortality and glorification of the elect can be attained here on earth first, before Jesus comes again. This dominionist heresy is now spilled over the dam and is rushing in like a flood to the modern mission movement.

For more information on the history of the Joel's Army cult, also known as the Latter Rain or Manifested Sons of God, see the Discernment Ministries website: where many articles and newsletters are posted examining the history of this heresy for the past 20 years. Particularly see the article by Lynn & Sarah Leslie entitled "What Is Transformation?" which details modern-day manifestations of these heretical doctrines espoused by Bill Hamon above.

The Truth:

"And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death." (Philippians 3:9-10)