This supposed to be a church. This is supposed to be a Christian church. Browne also insisted that the outbreak was designed and planned at a Bill Gate Foundation event last year, while the decision to launch the pandemic was made at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year. He warned that all who refuse to take the eventual vaccine will not be allowed to travel or even participate in the economy. These fringe conspiracy theories are fully bought into by the NAR dominionist crowd, who worships the current president and trades in any shred of Christian credibility for that worship. Consider this last snippet from Browne's "sermon:"
"It's all the deep state traitors that have surrounded our president on every side that are feeding him misinformation. We are probably looking at a globalist take down of America as we speak. Because America would not buy into the climate change, melting polar caps nonsense. The president pulled us out of the Paris climate accord. Through this pandemic, the World Health Organization is coming in basically as medical tyranny, and they're taking over and producing an international standard for law that governs countries." -- Rodney Howard-Browne
Beloved, if you think there is a secret deep state orchestrating a world-wide panic over a phantom virus because they do not like your president then you may just be beyond hope. When ice shelves the size of Los Angeles break off but you think polar caps melting is nonsense, then you are part of the problem. There is nothing Christian about denial and faith is not the absence of reason. There is another point that needs to be embraced by the church. This arrest of Browne is not a Christian cause.
I have seen disturbing Facebook posts, some from actual pastors, siding with Browne against the "tyranny of the state." That is simply bovine excrement. I saw one claim that Howard-Browne was "arrested for holding church services." That is beyond deceptive. You can hear the narrative of persecution being created. Another pastor posted that he must stand and defend fellow Christians whom the enemy tries to destroy. That shows how little he understands God or scripture. Rodney Howard-Browne is an enemy of God, not a fellow Christian. He has spent his entire life scattering people away from Jesus Christ through his absurd, obvious and dangerous heresies. The notion that the enemy is behind arresting him is infantile. The enemy wants Howard-Browne preaching. The enemy loved that he endangered the lives of so many people with is blatant disregard for the law and the seriousness of this virus. The arrest of Howard-Browne however fits the NAR narrative of a church persecuted by an evil deep state. Forget about all of this drama for a moment and realize that this is still the guy that said this:
One night I was preaching on hell and laughter just hit the whole place. The more I told people what hell was like the more they laughed.
"Stop praying now and let the joy bubble out your belly. Joy. Joy. Joy. Don't pray! Laugh!"
"Take another drink...the bar is open.... Be filled! We loose the power! Have another drink!"
"Drink and get drunk on the "new wine of the Spirit."