Dr. Brown Answers Your Questions!

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Dr. Brown answers your questions today by phone and by email, including: Is it possible that God uses reincarnation as a method of judgment? What is the meaning of the fullness of the Gentiles in Romans 11:25? Can a minister be restored to ministry again after a moral failure?

Hour 1:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: No doubt there are many, many questions as we follow the Lord, read the Word, and interact with other believers.  Those questions are valid, and often cause us confusion.  May I encourage you to major on the majors, do what God wants you to do, and to put the foundations down securely; if you do that first, everything else will fall into place.

Hour 2:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: There is a place of holiness in the Lord, a place of consecration.  And while we will always have some troubles, some issues, and some temptation while we are in this flesh, we are overcomers and more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

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8 Comments
  1. Dr. Brown,
    I am new to your radio program but through a series of events mostly minor have made a major decision to re-commit my life to Our Savior and forsake some fave sins.
    If not already, could you address the proper way to respond to church denominations who are Sacrament-oriented that seem to teach the believer is powerless over their condition of sin and only God in His mercy is able to make one holy. In my own experience this has been distorted to mean: You’re stuck, deal with it, receiving the Sacrament each week will forgive you for that week.
    Finally, thanks for being used of God for offering treatment not just mere diagnosis to those of us who struggle with sin and temptation.

  2. Dr. Brown, I have a question about the rapture. My question is not to be divisive but only for my knowledge. I believe in teaching a relationship with Christ that died for our sins if we repent and put our faith in Him. I agree with you to keep the main thing the main thing.

    I know you don’t particularly believe in the rapture and I’m not entirely sure what I think about it. I do see certain verses and context that I may not be understanding correctly.

    When Jesus talks about always watching and being ready because He will come like a thief in the night, we should be able to know very close to when He is coming because He will be here after the 1 ½ years after the abomination of desolation is set up and the peace treaty is broken with the Jews. And also there will be the preaching of the 2 prophets and many supernatural events. In 1 Thessalonians 5:9 it says that we are not appointed to us to suffer wrath, as in Revelation, it has God pouring out His wrath. I understand 1 Thessalonians 5 could be referring to “wrath” as the eternal punishment. Also, in Revelation 3:10 there is a promise to the Philadelphia church to keep them from the hour of trial because they have kept the word of the Lord. In Luke 21:36, it even tells us to pray that we may escape the things that happen when the kingdom of God is near and these things will happen to those who live on the face of the whole earth. But I also see Christians coming out of the tribulation Revelation 7:14.

    To summarize my the above: There are passages that speak of escape or protection from the trial(Luke21, Revelation 3), that we are not appointed to punishment(1 Thessalonians 5:9, Romans 8:1), and the Bible tells us to keep watch but also that the day will come like a thief in the night, but there are also Christians dying for their faith during the tribulation. Is there a way to make better sense out of some of these verses?

    I love listening to you and use the joke about the Calvinist and Armenians all the time. I pray for your ministry and that you keep doing what you’re doing.

  3. @Jonathan Cook,
    An answer to the ‘wrath’ issue. Who says that the AntiChrist will rule the whole world. Look at every beast kingdom:
    1st. Egyptian
    2nd. Assyrian
    3rd. Bablyonian
    4th. Persian
    5th. Grecian/Ionian
    6th. Roman
    7th. Ottoman
    8th. “the eighth, and is of the seven” (Rev 17:11)

    My understanding is that the eighth will rule north Africa, the Middle-East, parts of Europe and Asia. So Christians will FLEE to safe lands far away when the false prophet comes on the scene decapitating them, just like Assyrian Christians have fled Iraq due to intense persecution, to where? The west. The Bible talks about the AntiChrist fighting against nations (so clearly those nations would not be part of his kingdom or why attack them?) and even ships from the western coast-lands coming to help Israel. So to put it simply, some Christians will make it out of the AntiChrist empire alive, but not all Christians will be able to escape that region.

    Daniel 3:29 says

    “Therefore I make a decree that every people, nation, or language which speaks anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made an ash heap; because there is no other God who can deliver like this.”

    Did Nebuchadnezzar’s kingdom, the Babylonian kingdom rule the whole? Rule the Americas? Rule China? Or the United Kingdom?

    When the bible says, all the people, nations and languages it means all the people, nations and languages that are part of the empire. The eight beast empire will have a massive extensive kingdom ruling many peoples, languages and nations, but he won’t rule the entire global including all the islands.

    I got this understanding from Walid Shoebat. I chewed on it for ages, and it makes the most sense to me out of all the options.

  4. I find it interesting to think about what the fullness of the Gentiles can mean.

    Taken in the fuller sense of the word, fullness can mean a lot of things, and I think we do well to consider all that fullness can mean here in the full, or fuller, sense of the word.

    It might also do us good to look in the gospels about how the fullness of Israel came to be, if indeed it did, in some sense or another.

    I was reading from Matthew 8 where Jesus cleansed the leper, and then told him to tell no man, but to show himself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

    So I wonder why it was that Jesus didn’t want the man’s healing published abroad by him, but did want the man to give a testimony according to the law of Moses.

    I suppose it was that he wanted the fullness of the people who would believe in him, Israel in particular, both in number, quality, and maturity to come in, and also I consider that if there were too much of cleansing of lepers and other healings being published about, that trouble would come about too soon. Yet the people were still to come to him for the sake of the gospel, to save as many as would be saved by hearing it.

  5. To David Roberts,
    I really enjoyed your post #3. I feel that there is truth in what you said regarding that the Anti- Christ will only rule and rein in certain areas(countries) and not the entire world which I thought was so at one time. Very, very interesting indeed.

    It is so amazing how Walid Shoebat an ex-Muslim is now being used and is so anointed by the Lord.

    God is so good.

    Blessings.

  6. @Debbie Fraser,
    Yes, Walid is great. You know, before Walid, I was waiting for a technological police state to take over the entire globe, where everyone would be tortured into denying Christ. After Walid, I saw how all the states surrounding Israel are Islamic, and how the citizens of those states won’t have to be forced to worship the AntiChrist, but nothing would make them happier than to serve in the Mahdi’s army. They’re praying for his arrival as we speak! Then I saw the persecution of Christians in Muslim countries, and the history of Christian persecution, and how Walid’s eschatology makes the most sense out of all the pieces of the puzzle. Of course, Walid would not say it is his message, but a belief Christians used to have, just lost. After WWII, America was worried about Russia, so Russia became the boggie man, but it’s the south Russian countries, all the satans (typo, I mean stans, as in Kazakhstan), that people need to keep their eyes on.

  7. Dr. Brown
    @ 00:31:47 – 00:35:50
    “Decretive Will vs. Secret Will”

    I’m not sure what to think about Calvinism vs. Arminianism, but, here is a thought…

    0. The tricky thing is that when someone does something, Calvinists will say, “that’s because God made them do that”.
    1. Apostle Paul says that GOD raised Pharaoh up with a purpose in mind
    2. Potters have specific purposes in mind for vessels they create whenever they make a pot
    3. God’s purpose is to glorify His Name
    4. Both the vessels of mercy, and the vessels of wrath bring God glory — by allowing Him to show His various attributes (people knowing Him = glory)
    5. Either:
    A. HE pre-destined the vessels to be unto wrath or to be unto mercy (and they cannot do anything to stop it) and HE gets glorified, that way — achieving His end-goal of BEING GLORIFIED.
    or
    B. The vessels (of wrath and mercy) did something to receive the wrath or mercy, and all bring glory to God, BECAUSE HE gets GLORIFIED, EITHER WAY
    (this might make “He endured with great patience the vessels fitted for wrath” make sense)
    — HOWEVER, doesn’t this idea fight against the clear statement that, “no man resists God’s will”; and, therefore, “why does He still find fault if no man resists His Will?”

    6. What do you make of “no man resists His Will”? Doesn’t that give the imagery of an invincible Potter?
    We couldn’t say “no man resists His Will” means that “no man stops God from getting glory” — because, “why does God still find fault?” wouldn’t make sense, if that were the case.

    7. If God is the POTTER, doesn’t that give the imagery of HIM having the “designs” in His “Mind” (so to speak) before and during formation of the vessels — forming one unto wrath, and another for mercy?

    8. Isn’t that sort of confusing, since Romans 11 warns believers (vessels of mercy) not to “lose faith” (which is a gift of God — and it says that the “gifts and calling of God are without repentance” — so, that is strange on another level) or else they would be cut off from (the) Israel (of God)?
    Then, you have vessels of mercy becoming vessels of wrath (and this happened to the Galatian Church — but, was their reinstatement a proof that they were truly vessels of mercy [in the end])?
    Is this meaning that some who are “not Christ’s sheep” can BECOME “Christ’s sheep”?
    Or were the vessels of mercy always vessels of mercy?
    Did their eternal past standing overlook their temporary standing (such as Paul, who was a murderous Pharisee), or did vessels of wrath BECOME vessels of mercy?

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