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Dr. Michael Brown -- Confusing NAR Pablum with the Gospel

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Do we shine our light by criticizing society? Do we show the light of Christ by extending our bony finger of accusation at a fallen world? Beloved, the bible says that the people in the world are walking in darkness and the things of God are foolishness to them. Forcing the moral code of the Old Testament upon them is not going to save them. Only the Gospel can. Brown's conclusions above are ludicrous. Is it possible that sycophants who rush to thank him have been just as poorly taught through the infiltration of NAR theology in the purpose driven church? That's what my money would be on.

"On my Twitter account, I post links to our latest articles and videos, links to our daily radio show and words of encouragement or exhortation or wisdom. And my goal is to build up, not tear down; to lift up, not drag down. So, when it comes to posting comments and quotes, there are plenty of positive ones from which to choose. Which of my tweets, then, get retweeted and liked the most? Inevitably, it is tweets like this: "You do not win the world to the Lord by becoming like the world. You win the world by becoming like Jesus. Cultural sensitivity is one thing. Compromise is another." Or, like this: "Far too many preachers today are playing a lullaby when they need to be sounding an alarm." Obviously, not everyone wants to be rocked to sleep. Not everyone wants a lullaby. Not everyone wants to be conformed to this world." -- Dr. Michael Brown

To Dr. Brown, not tearing down means Benny Hinn is a brother in Christ, Jennifer "sneaky squid" Leclaire is a prophetess and Bill Johnson is a solid bible teacher. I kid you not. Some of the lowest hanging rotten fruit is widely embraced by Dr. Brown's refusal to obey Titus 1:9 and tear down any false representation of the Gospel. It is a shame that preaching the Gospel to the lost world is considered compromise. The reality is that Brown like the NAR is trying desperately to save this country. They like the excess and sin of this modern day Babylon. Like the Pharisees, they are on top of the religious food chain. They hold the prime seats at banquets held in their honor. They have the nationally syndicated radio shows like Dr. Brown. They sell the books.

"Plenty of God's people are sick and tired of the status quo. Sick and tired of a compromised Christianity. Sick and tired of looking and smelling like the world. Sick and tired of lounging on the Titanic when a giant iceberg is clearly in sight. Really now, how can we be watchman on the wall when we don't warn? How can we be shepherds of the flock when we don't equip? How can be faithful leaders when we cower rather than confront? The people of God are waiting for us to stand." -- Dr. Michael Brown

What has compromised Christianity is the purpose driven seeker friendly industrial complex. Just ask Bill Hybels. It has created generations of goats pretending to be sheep. Generations of self-worship. Generations of people who think it is a victory for Jesus when a faux Christian movie is made or a fake politician promises them they are of like faith. It is ridiculous that Brown bemoans the church smelling like the world when the church crawled into bed with the world decades ago and he supports the very people who orchestrated it! Every pastor who taught relevance over truth is responsible. We did not get here by accident beloved. The watchmen turned out to be hirelings. We are charged with equipping the flock with the Gospel not political talking points. The people of God are waiting for you to give them their church back. To focus on them again and their individual growth in the Lord.

'In Saving a Sick America, I noted that, "In 2014, George Barna reported the results of his latest poll. During an interview on American Family Radio, Barna explained that, 'What we're finding is that when we ask [pastors] about all the key issues of the day, [90 percent of them are] telling us, "Yes, the Bible speaks to every one of these issues." Then we ask them: "Well, are you teaching your people what the Bible says about those issues?" and the numbers drop ... to less than 10 percent of pastors who say they will speak to it.'"' -- Dr. Michael Brown

You must understand that the purpose driven church seeks to offend no one, especially those "seeking." Perhaps a side effect is refusal to speak to controversial societal issues. Who cares? That is not the purpose of the pulpit to begin with! Every second you preach about societal mores is a second you wasted in not preaching the Gospel. I want us to be very careful here and aware of what Brown is doing. He is deftly switching in and out of a personal sin argument and a societal sin argument and it is very misleading and deceptive. The bible does speak about everything and anything we might face in this life -- in our personal life. The bible is a two edged sword because it cuts back into us. It is not a blunt instrument to wield over the heads of the unsaved. God did not give us the bible so we can regulate morality in the fallen world. The Gospel can save people from the fallen world. What the NAR and Dr. Brown argue for is the saving of the fallen world. For it to be revived. They create the fictitious history where America was under covenant with God, just like Israel. Now however, they have fallen away into a sinful state and if America would just behave better, God would spare His wrath.

No beloved, He will not.

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