This is where Dr. Brown always goes off the rails. I will give you a perfect example. Joseph Prince is the king of greasy grace preaching, otherwise known as antinomianism. Of this there is zero doubt. It is the entirety of his teaching, which is wildly unbiblical and false. Brown agrees that antinomianism is wildly heretical and false. So much so, he even wrote a book about it that is pretty good in explaining why. Yet when I asked him on his radio show to denounce Joseph Prince for heretic he is, Brown demurred, claiming Prince was a "good brother in the Lord with some holes in his theology." Huh? Benny Hinn? Another "good brother in the Lord." Bill Johnson is absolutely unassailable because Brown "knows him personally." Remember how many people thought they knew Ravi. Quite frankly, I have yet to hear Michael Brown call out any false teacher! Not one, by name. Jennifer LeClaire once taught that she was being stalked by a "sneaky squid spirit" making her a mockery online. Did Brown denounce such nonsense? No. He invited her on his radio show so she could defend herself. Brown's assertion here is that life in the church is one of doctrinal disagreement but where is that in scripture? Didn't Paul say that if someone brings you a different gospel to treat them as anathema! Accursed! You want to see life in the church Dr. Brown? You have to believe in the correct gospel of Jesus Christ and everything else is to be accursed!
"I have worked with hundreds of leaders over the years, some of whom I agree with on virtually every point, some of whom I agree with on many points and some of whom I agree with only on the most fundamental matters of the faith. (One leader said to me jokingly, "Sometimes I don't even agree with myself!") Personally, I don't have the slightest problem when a colleague says to me, "Mike, I think you're wrong on this issue." And it wouldn't offend me in the least if, when questioned publicly about our differences, they said, "I disagree with Dr. Brown on this point for the following reasons." Wonderful! Let's put the issues on the table and have a constructive conversation about them." - Dr. Michael Brown
There is nothing constructive if the end result is no one moves from their position. Realize we are talking about fundamental matters of faith, not pre-trib versus post. Mario Murillo teaches that based on how you vote will determine if you go to heaven. Lunatic pastor Greg Locke teaches that you are demonic if you do not vote his way. NAR dominionism takes the focus off of feeding the sheep and puts it instead on luring the goats with a gospel that cannot save them. The only way our conversation about this is constructive is if you realize that you are supporting false teaching and stop doing so. He spoke four hours with Pivec and I sincerely doubt he changed his mind about anything. That is because he seeks Kumbaya, not accurate doctrine.
"Who said we had to agree on every point to have unity? To the contrary, we are more likely to find true unity in the midst of our diversity. And I can say to you as a fellow leader, "I have the utmost respect for you and I honor you in the Lord, but I don't agree with this statement you made." These disagreements may provide fodder for the destructive critics, but for the rest of the body of Christ, this is a sign of being healthy and mature." - Dr. Michael Brown
Who said we must be unified on doctrine? Seriously? How about God! Read the key verses, which ironically explain about the five-fold ministries. We are to seek the unity in the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of Man. This is not a joke Michael. Only the enemy wants the church to think that diversity is the key to unity. A diversity of doctrine means most people will be placing their faith a false gospel and a false Christ. For example, Dr. Brown loves Bill Johnson and defends him at every turn. Johnson teaches nearly every form of false doctrine but let's focus on his healing on demand heresy that robs the sovereignty of God and shipwrecks faith. It is not a good thing to have diverse views on this. There is what God says and what man says. God says He can heal you - not that He must heal you. Bill Johnson is dead wrong and leads people to question themselves and God when they do not get their "guaranteed" healing. This is a teaching that needs to be rebuked not debated.
"That being said, the big question in the context of this article is: What, exactly, are the distinctive beliefs and practices of what Geivett and Pivec refer to as NAR, and are these beliefs and practices biblical and helpful or unbiblical and harmful? To say it again, I believe in the importance of recognizing apostolic and prophetic ministry today while also sharing many of Geivett's and Pivec's concerns. (I hate to disappoint some of the critics, but based on Geivett's and PIvec's criteria, I am decidedly not NAR.) And it is my hope that, in the days ahead, while helping to cultivate solid, mature, biblically based, Spirit-empowered fivefold ministry, I can help amplify areas of concern when it comes to contemporary apostles and prophets. Let us talk, let us understand and let us grow!" - Dr. Michael Brown
Alas, this denial was sadly predictable. Dr. Brown is decidedly NAR in that 85% of his writing is now dominionist in nature. Originally, he was rabidly pro-Trump but recently he has backed off that a bit. Matters not because he still teaches NAR dominionist theology regularly. His goal here was to talk and talk and sound reasonable while accomplishing nothing. Just another four hours while "good brothers in the Lord" such as Joseph Prince, Benny Hinn, and Bill Johnson go on unchecked deceiving the church and slaughtering sheep wherever they go. They are free to do so because men like Brown, who ultimately know better, are busily cleaning up the blood behind them.