Third Wave – Research Resources



Committee to Study Third Wave Pentecostalism — Majority Report Indepth and refreshingly balanced report

Influence Links Of The Third Wave Movement Compiled by the Deception in the Church website. Includes this chart

Kingdom Triumphalism – The 3rd Wave By Mike Oppenheimer

In this new wave today’s denominations are being enticed to come under the leadership of the new apostles and prophets for the church to enter this dominion stage. But if they refuse they are accused of rejecting the “five-fold ministry” mentioned in Eph. 4. The church in its infancy had God-appointed apostles to equip her and give doctrine that was taught from Jesus. Today many want the same positions as those Jesus personally picked and they make it necessary for the church’s survival.

The Third Wave by John F. MacArthur, Jr. Part 6 in his series on “Charismatic Chaos (Also the title of one of his books)

The Third Wave “New Apostolic Reformation”“Heretical doctrines and ideas that have fused together to form the teachings of the movement”, by Sandy Simpson

The Third Wave Worldview: A Biblical Critique Pierre Gilbert, Direction Journal, Fall 2000, Vol. 29 No. 2.

The reason behind the intrinsic difficulty of evaluating the Third Wave ideology is first and foremost linked to the issue of worldview. My basic premise in this essay is that ultimately our worldview—our basic conceptual framework—determines how we interpret the world and dictates to a great extent how we will behave. Thus where we end up on the spiritual warfare controversy will primarily depend on our starting point. For this reason, I will examine the issue of spiritual warfare and deliverance from a worldview perspective.

Unbiblical Doctrines, Teachings and Phenomena of the Third Wave Counterfeit Revival Movement by Sandy Simpson.



Charismatic Chaos by John F. MacArthur. Includes a discussion of the Third Wave movement.


Signs & Wonders (Out of print), by C. Peter Wagner. Vida Publishers, Oct. 1986.

The Third Wave of the Holy Spirit: Encountering the Power of Signs and Wonders Today (Out of print) by C. Peter Wagner, Servant Pubns, 1988

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