I agree that not everything is NAR and it has become a little too much of a catchall for false theology. That said, let's deal with these one at a time. The NAR is not "behind" Christian nationalism but there is clearly a correlation. Even in this video, Brown says that it depends on how you define Christian nationalism. Well, it shouldn't. There was once a saying regarding the propensity for racists and Christian nationalists to all be Trump supporters. We are not saying you are their leader, but they sure seem to think so. January 6th rioters were not NAR? After invading the Capitol, assaulting police officers with the intent to kill, defecating in the well of the Senate and trying to find Mike Pence to hang him, they paused to give thanks to Jesus! It was caught on tape! Gee, I wonder why they would think that all the crimes they were in the middle of committing was approved by Christ? The NAR. As for the Asbury debacle - look I am hopeful that the kids were sincere but then Todd Bentley showed up. Then Greg Locke showed up. Then Charisma News showed up. So yeah Dr. Brown, the crazies were trying to take it over and some of them were obviously NAR influenced.
Now, regarding the takeover of America, Brown is referring to the NAR dominionist notion that we have to take over the country. Brown tries his best this entire video to pretend that is false. Now where would we get the idea that the NAR wants to take over the country I wonder? Could it be because that is what Lance Wallnau, Bill Johnson, Che Ahn, Patricia King, C. Peter Wagner and Alan Vincent told us in their 2013 book, "Invading Babylon - The Seven Mountains Mandate." Oops. Now I am sure they meant invading in the sweetest way possible and the reference of America and the world to the ancient kingdom of the Babylonians was just in jest, but people tend to take such hyperbole very seriously. Brown tries in this video to pooh-pooh this as all just community activism and how they are just competing with unbelievers to influence society except they are not. They are trying to conquer seven cultural mountains because as the belief goes, it is in preparation for the second coming of Christ. Brown says hogwash, but Paula White once said, "Donald Trump will play a critical role in Armageddon." Oops again. They keep saying the quiet part out loud. The seven mountains mandate is core dominionist teaching, made infamous by Wallnau, who Brown considers a brother. Let us take a closer look at teachings from Wallnau on this theology Dr. Brown claims does not exist.
Lance Wallnau explaining the roots of seven mountains mandate - "It all started with Loren Cunningham and Bill Bright who were both visited by the Lord within a 24-hour time fame. An angel told them that whoever takes these seven kingdoms can take the harvest of nations." - Lance Wallnau
Just so we are on the same page. This bat-poop crazy theology that says we need to invade Babylon, take over their culture and assimilate the masses came from two older heretics who both lied about being visited by an angel of the Lord. God is so good that He sees all time and provided for us the exact scriptures to debunk this nonsense and it is the key verses today. Some are indeed troubling us with a new and different gospel. People like Lance Wallnau and Dr. Michael Brown. Interesting the God says here that even if an angel should give you a new gospel, like the one that Cunningham and Bright claimed visited them, let them be accursed!
"Lance on seven mountains - the church has wrongly focused on the quantitative call of the gospel. That is go into all nations. But there is a qualitative side to this and the qualitative assignment we have is to transform nations and this process is called making disciples of nations." Lance Wallnau
Huh? He must have pulled this quantitative versus qualitative gospel assignments from the book of 2Prevarications because it simply does not exist. Unlike the NAR, which certainly does. No beloved, Lance Wallnau is simply making things up now. There is no such thing as discipling nations. He is twisting the scriptures from Matthew which reads:
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. - Matthew 28:19-20 (ESV)
To infer this means to literally means the entire nation is absurd. The Great Commission is obviously meant for individuals - in all nations. The transformation of nations schtick, is pure NAR evil. It literally means for Wallnau that we are to invade and take over the seven cultural mountains he lays out. Entertainment should be Christian. Laws should be Christian. Leaders should be Christian. Even Dr. Brown asks so innocently in this video, what could be possibly wrong with that? Glad you asked. What Dr. Brown and the NAR engage in is conferring righteousness unto their chosen political party. Locke and Murillo only exaggerate what Brown, Bill Johnson and Wallnau all agree with. That voting Democratic is wrong for Christians and Republican is right. Even Brown's entire video premise here is defending the new Republican Speaker of the House! And why? Because he says the bible is his world view. Do you know who else had said similar things? Dennis Hastert, who ended up guilty for decades on child molestation. Newt Gingrich who while lecturing us about Bill Clinton's sins, was secretly having an affair with a woman half his age who he would divorce his wife for. Larry Craig busted in an airport bathroom trying to solicit homosexual sex. How about the political right's idol, Donald Trump? Three time married and three times unfaithful. So, the problem Dr. Brown is the underlying assumption that we should blindly trust what your preferred politicians says. No party cares about the cause of Christ. The perceived lesser of two evils still is evil. We are to go into all nations with the gospel, not a plan to take over seven cultural mountains.