Dr. Brown Answers Your Questions

Including: “You Are Gods” Theology, How Much Doubt Is Too Much, and The Antichrist and the Pope

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6 Comments
  1. Shalom Dr. Brown,

    Thank you Dr. Brown for answering my call. You are true Man of God! Keep on the good work Dr. Brown. You are first rate scholar! I enjoy all your work, books, radio shows and blogs. Thank you and G-d Bless!

    Kyle … See More
    Exodus 3:14, Deut. 6:4, Mark 12:29-31

  2. Dr. Brown at 16:10-11 you mention demons being in the atmosphere directly above us. Can you explain meaning of atmosphere in this context? Is the language symbolic or are they literally confined to the physical atmosphere? Satan is called the prince of the power of the air. This is also a puzzling identification. What is the context of air in this description? and what is the power of the air?

  3. Ben,

    They are probably both symbolic and literal. The “power of the air” refers to demonic or ungodly influence over a region.

  4. Dr Brown would you say that the gods referred to in psalm 82 are divine beings ?

    I am persuaded that when the Lord Jesus was quoting this psalm it was in the context of proving His Deity. If it relates to humans this does little or nothing for that claim.

    In relation to Psalm 82 i think these are the principalities and powers and dominions (all titles of localization) that Paul talks about and these influence the nations. But as Psalm 82 ends we see the Lord will take back what he gave away after Babel, by way of His chosen people Israel and their messiah ! The Holy One of Israel.

  5. I know Dr. Brown is a busy guy but I’d love to hear his or anyone’s thoughts on this. It seems to me that in quoting the passage about “You are gods,” Jesus is asserting the right of the Father to reveal Himself through an appointed person. In the case of Psalm 82, it is figuratively through the elders of Israel. In the case of John, it is in reality through the person of Jesus.

    I see support for this in Colossians 1:19 as well:
    “For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him” (NIV).

    “For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ” (NLT).

    “For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell” (ESV).

    This gives support to the doctrine of Eternal Generation (the begottenness of the Son before time), and I feel, the doctrine of Eternal Submission– that although the Persons of the Trinity are co-equal and co-eternal, there is an authority structure based on, first and foremost the will of the Father, though the Son and the Spirit do not disagree with this will.

    While I believe these concepts to be biblical, believed by the early church, and a good way to balance out the Scriptures used by Jehovah’s Witnesses which they feel disproves Jesus’ divinity, I struggle to grasp them totally, and they seem to offer a slippery slope into making Jesus a “little g” god. I’m wondering what Brown, or anyone with some knowledge on this issue, could say to help me to have a balanced, biblical, and reasonable view on this subject. I’ve wanted to call in for some time but struggle to fit it into my schedule. Any thoughts from anyone?

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