"You shall have no other gods before me. - Exodus 20:3 (ESV)
The New Apostolic Reformation presents possibly the last idol of the church age - dominionism. This false set of beliefs hides behind the bogus arguments made within Charismania regarding the church's responsibility to "affect culture." The reality is that it wishes to conquer culture, as outlined in the Seven Mountains heresy as well as the "Invading Babylon" book from Bill Johnson and Lance Wallnau. It started with the late C. Peter Wagner and even earlier when two 1970's heretics claimed God sent them a vision about conquering these seven mountains of culture. The reality is this is nothing more than the idolization of the world at the expense of the kingdom of God. Those that ascribe to NAR theology find a willing partner in the Republican Party who pretends to care about the cause of Christ when all they really care about is personal power. Those leaders within the NAR try their best to marginalize the mere concept of its very existence. Dr. Michael Brown has tried for years to pretend it doesn't exist, despite being the primary gatekeeper for the NAR. This doesn't mean that Dr. Brown attends NAR meetings because there aren't any. He doesn't attend any church that brags about being NAR because they never would. Those are red herring and strawman arguments used by Brown and the NAR to dismiss it out of hand. Think about the NAR as being more or less a collective of really bad ideas. Exceptionally bad theology that overly focuses on the excesses in Charismania and dominionism. Realize there are entire churches now devoted to the idea of patriotism, a most idolatrous platform indeed because it is only patriotism as they define it. Only the candidates they support are patriots. The rest are a collection of evil people, even if in their own congregations. Don't believe me? Ask Greg Locke or Mario Murillo how they consider their folks who dare to vote democratic.