Video: Matt Chandler’s Concerning Spiritual Teachings, Experiences, and Practices on Sign Gifts

Matt Chandler is teaching and practicing some things that are concerning to many in the Reformed camp who trace their theological roots into the early Reformation.. Below are seven things you’ll see in the first video.

  1. Says that after a random guy blew on his head the effectiveness of his ministry increased.
  2. He affirms and promotes a testimony from a woman who claims she saw a bright white light in her room and perceived it as an appearance of Jesus
  3. Describes an experience where he asked God for direct revelation and was given an impression of a guy at a Whataburger.
  4. God gave him a mental impression of a sunflower.
  5. Says sign gifts aren’t a thus saith the Lord, but are impressions from God that we speak to people for their consideration.
  6. Teaches that Christians should seek and pursue God’s direct revelations through impressions given to the heart.
  7. Says we should give ourselves over and pursue this stuff.

Full sermon here in context.

Many people trace their theological roots back into the early parts of the Reformation. This was a time that didn’t accept personal claims to hearing from God, because all of the revelation needed was in scripture. Continuists like Matt Chandler are possibly opening a backdoor that could partially undo that.

People who have adopted theological stances that aren’t traced way back to the roots of the Reformation may not see a big issue with Chandler, after all, some argue that the definition of Reformed is fluid.

Those of us who do trace back to the initial roots, and hold those things dear, we need to be aware of Chandler’s influence, and guard those things we hold dearly even closer.

3 thoughts on “Video: Matt Chandler’s Concerning Spiritual Teachings, Experiences, and Practices on Sign Gifts”

  1. Thanks for alerting the flock to this. It seems Chandler has been very friendly with the NAR movement for a while now (which is really just nouveau Gnosticism). I recall Ken Silva writing about this some time ago:

    For those of us who have had direct experience with the deceiving spirits of the NAR, we can testify to the fact that they are powerful, and they do seem like ”angels of light”. Sometimes they can even seem like “Jesus”. But grevious false doctrine always comes as part of the NAR spiritual experience package, so I guess it was only a matter of time for Chandler. I shudder to think how many people he will deceive into the lies of the NAR.

    I had a pastor who went down the NAR road, with its false Jesus, false gospel and unholy spirit. He started reading Bill Johnson, got ”Bethel’d” at a Jesus Culture concert, and then brought a vile spirit back to our church. What a mess. From a background of relatively solid Reformed Anglican preaching, he now preaches sermons like “Holy Spirit Activation – Go!” and has visiting “prophets” attend the church. He ruled his church like a pope, and would not listen to anyone who pleaded with him to repent and showed him from the Scriptures why the NAR teachings were false. I fear for his soul, and for those who stayed at that church and chose to believe a lie after they had already received the glorious truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    May the Lord bless your efforts, and keep you in his perfect peace.

    In Christ’s service,


  2. Reblogged this on The Narrowing Path and commented:
    This is worth paying attention to, even if you are not familiar with Matt Chandler. Chandler is one of a particularly dangerous, influential type like John Piper and Francis Chan. These popular teachers/pastors openly associate with and promote the NAR (New Apostolic Reformation) charismatic movement whilst deceiving many sincere Christians into thinking they themselves are very orthodox in their teaching and practices.

    There is a lot of information here at The Narrowing Path on the NAR, if you aren’t familiar with it. There are also links to other excellent blog articles. Just search for ‘NAR’ or check out the relevant tabs and links.


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