While the New Apostolic Reformation can be recognized by its ecclesiastical modern day governing NARpostles and “Prophets”, you can also recognise the spirit behind these NARpostles and “Prophets”: their demand for uncompromising unity at the expense of biblical truth.
One person in the NAR that ticks the box as a governing Apostle and Prophet and their insistence for this false “unity” is Dr Michael Brown- someone who played a significant role in the man-made NARismatic Pensacola revival, started by International NARpostle and Prophet, Yonggi Cho:
Source: Upoaded by Eric Gilmour, YouTube, Dr. Michael L. Brown on The Brownsville Revival, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3v5jVbJhVI, Uploaded 06/08/2008. (Accessed 30/05/2016.)
For the sake of NARismatic unity, Brown has attacked John MacArthur and Phil Johnson who put on the ‘Strange Fire’ conference, defended Benny Hinn (one of the key men who helped propagate the Toronto Blessing), and also defended the NARpostolic Hillsong ministry over their sleazy rendition of ‘Silent Night’.
The question is – is NARpostle Michael Brown going to say anything about the latest Hillsong Naked Cowboy controversy?
Recently, Brian Houston posted the following picture on Twitter and information on his own website,
“10. DESPERATE LEADERS PUT THEIR HEAD IN THE SAND!!
Are there times you’d just rather not know that something may be wrong, or may desperately need your attention? Would you prefer to be cocooned from the reality that, under your leadership, something is going backwards? … Personally, I don’t want to lead like an ostrich with my head buried firmly in the sand. I want my team to consistently arm me to stay ahead of the bell curve by giving me the necessary information. Nothing gets better by ignoring it.”
Source: Brian Houston, 10 Signs of a Desperate Leader, BrianCHouston.com, http://brianchouston.com/2016/05/17/10-signs-of-a-desperate-leader/#.V0u_0_l96M-, Published 17/05/2016. (Accessed 25/05/2016.)
The question is – will Michael Brown keep his head in the sand to demonstrate he is operating under the false NARpostolic spirit – or will he have the spine to face the Hillsong music?
Fighting for the Faith writes,
The Naked Cowboy: He’s a Hillsong Pastor?!
PASTOR BEN HOUSTON ON STAGE WITH FELLOW PASTOR AND “NAKED COWBOY” DIEGO SIMILA
The big story last week was about the “naked cowboy” appearing at a Hillsong women’s conference in New York. The “naked cowboy” (who actually has underwear/briefs on) turns out to be a Hillsong youth pastor. In case you don’t know, the “naked cowboy” is a real character who walks around Times Square in New York City. So it appears that the staff at Hillsong thought it would be funny for someone to portray that guy on stage at this woman’s conference. Once again, Hillsong has been caught on camera doing something questionable and inappropriate, but we’re supposed to trust them and not believe what we can see with our own eyes. Dr. Michael Brown, the very respected and scholarly Charismatic leader said this:
Yes, Dr. Brown, it’s accurate. Are you going to ignore this obvious and blatant example of charismatic worldliness-you know, just like you normally do?? Here’s an article from the great researchers at Church Watch Central that fills in the details of this situation: Church Watch Central
Source: Pirate Christian, The Naked Cowboy: He’s a Hillsong Pastor?!, http://www.piratechristian.com/museum-of-idolatry/2016/5/the-naked-cowboy-hes-a-hillsong-pastor, Published 29/05/2016. (Accessed 29/05/2016.)