Apologetics Index

Tag: Mike Bickle

International House of Prayer (IHOP, or IHOP-KC)

The International House of Prayer (IHOP) is a "charismatic Christian" organization based in Kansas City, Missouri. Founded and led by Mike Bickle, erstwhile pastor of the controversial, discredited "Kansas City Prophets." IHOPKC has "formally and permanently" separated from founder Mike Bickle due to the "level of inappropriate behavior." Later IHOPKC reorganized in a doomed-to-fail effort to protect itself from victims' lawsuits. Meanwhile, the organization ignores the victims, and continuous to promote the discredited so-called "prophetic history" cobbled together by its disgraced former leader.

The New Apostolic Reformation: Influence and Teachings

The leaders of the Latter Rain Revival movement of the late 1940s and early 1950s taught the restoration of the offices of apostle and prophet. Their 'reivival' died out soon after the General Council of the Assemblies of God in the United States -- the largest Pentecostal denomination -- passed a resolution that denounced Latter Rain teachings as unscriptural.

Nevertheless, Latter Rain teachings never completely disappeared and later resurfaced under a new name -- that is, the New Apostolic Reformation.

Holly Pivec discusses the movement's size and influence, its teachings, and the Scriptures the movement misuses in support of those teachings.