Dr. Brown Answers Your Questions

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Are there any contemporary, eye-witness accounts about Jesus not found in the Bible? What does Jesus mean when He says that “God is God of the living, not the dead”? And what kind of outreach is our ministry doing in Israel?  Today we want to hear from you!  Call into the show and ask Dr. Brown your most difficult questions!

Hour 1:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: Almighty God is at work in the earth today; we may not see what He is doing, but He is mightily at work.  Our responsibility is to do what He has called us to do; let God be God, we do our part, and we will see Him glorified in our lifetimes.

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Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: I’m on my way to India this weekend, where by God’s grace I can do a work of God thousands of miles from home.  Most of you will be right where you live: your neighborhood, your community; be a missionary, light, torch, and lamp!  Make a difference where you live for the King!

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13 Comments
  1. @Dr Brown,

    What do you make of Walid Shoebat’s (which I think is also Joel Richardson’s) understanding of the seven empires of Biblical prophesy. All of which ruled over the land of Israel.

    Five have fallen

    1st – The Egyptian empire
    2nd – The Assyrian empire
    3rd – The Babylonian empire
    4th – The Persian empire
    5th – The Grecian/Ionian/Greek empire

    One is

    6th – The Roman empire
    (which ended in 1453 with the capture of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks led by Mehmed II.)

    and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time.

    7th – The Ottoman empire (1299–1923)

    The beast…is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition.

    8th – The Ottoman empire revived

    I saw one of his heads (the Ottoman) as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound (1923) was healed. And all the land marveled and followed the beast.

    The main reasons why this seems plausible to me is:
    1, all the nations around Israel are Muslim.
    2, Bible prophesy focuses on Israel.
    3, what the Assyrian Christians have already suffered and what, God forbid, it looks like the Coptics are about to suffer. :(:::
    4, And who else beheads people by the sword nowadays, but the Mujahideen?

    When you read in Isaiah about the Lord coming back to save and fight for the Coptic and Assyrian Christians and the Jews in Israel and put the continuing revival of Islam with the so-called Arab spring, etc., with Libya declaring Sharia will be the basis of their new government, with the Muslim Brotherhood’s wing in Tsunia winning a majority and the Muslim Brotherhood winning in Egypt. It makes better sense of Biblical prophesy than anything else I’ve ever heard suggested.

    I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!

  2. David,

    I love and respect Walid, but I just don’t see that we can be specific and detailed like this and then claim that this is definitely what the Scriptures were speaking about. Could it be true? Sure. But if so, it will become much more clear in the coming years.

  3. Dr. Brown,
    I was a lot more specific in the contact form I mailed you to ask you the question — it isn’t just those general chapters of those books. Maybe you could answer it on Monday?

  4. @Dr Brown,
    I appreciated your caution. Living in a world of Harold Campings, pop treads, etc. There’s certainly a major danger about being dogmatic about it, if it doesn’t happened, some will lose faith in the Lord. So I really respect your position.

    I would say I lean heavily in that direction, but being open to the fact we don’t have all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle. But I do find it amazing that Walid predicted all these topplings of western influenced governments in the Muslim world with Sharia based governments all the way back in the 1990s. So he’s done well in that regard. At least his predictions are coming true, which is a lot more than we can say about most other end times preachers. But again, you’re right to be cautious. Shalom!

  5. Dan1el, please understand that we receive countless hundreds of questions and can only respond on the air to a fraction of them. In general, though, I’m not dogmatic about the interpretation of Dan 7 as a whole in terms of the detailed future unfolding of prophetic events.

  6. Dr. Brown,
    People are to send you difficult questions; it is difficult to see why Daniel 7 saying that the beast is “slain, and his body destroyed”, and given over to the fire (DEAD) — then, read Revelation 19 say that the beast is thrown ALIVE into the fire.

    I mean, I’m just appealing to you, because you have more insight (by reason of years studying AND depth of spiritual walk AND gifts of understanding from the LORD) than I do.

  7. I understand that you cannot get around to it — I only wanted to clarify the question. I understand you have a million other cares than some question from person (though I am important, as well — as always, all are)… ministries in other countries, books, debates, and what ever else you have on your plate… i understand; I just wanted to clarify what the question was.

  8. LOF, PLEASE go ahead and erase my last three posts (this one, included): I’d rather let Dr. Brown get around to it on his own time. If you would, please? Thank you.

  9. @Dan1el,

    My two cents.

    Revelation 20:14 says,

    “Then Death and Hades (Sheol) were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.”

    Making a distinction between Sheol and the lake of fire.
    And at the end of the millennium

    “The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.” Revelation 20:10

    So it seems to me the lake of fire is not of this world, but an eternal place, because it exists before heaven and earth pass away and continues after that event.

    So could be that Daniel is talking about what happens to the body of the AntiChrist, while Revelation is talking about what will happen to the spirit of the AntiChrist?

  10. One caller brought up Baptism. Here are my thoughts.
    We have four (to my knowledge) references in Acts to being baptised: in the name of the Lord Yeshua the Messiah.

    “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Yeshua the Mashiaḥ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38

    “Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Keifa and Yoḥanan to them, who, when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. For as yet He had fallen upon none of them. They had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Yeshua. Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.” Acts 8:14-17

    Also Shim’on Keifa commanded Cornelius, his relatives and close friends,

    “to be baptized in the name of the Lord (Yeshua).” Acts 10:48

    Also,

    “Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”So they said to him, “We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.” And he said to them, “Into what then were you baptized?”So they said, “Into Yoḥanan’s baptism.” Then Paul said, “Yoḥanan indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Mashiaḥ Yeshua.” When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Yeshua.” Acts 19:1-5

    Then there is the one reference in Matthew to be,

    “baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (28:19)

    So with that knowledge there are several ways to approach this.

    One is to say the Catholic editors put their trinitian language into Yeshua’s mouth, but even if that is true, that sets a dangerous precedent, because if you believe that true, it wouldn’t be limited to that, but you could have an accuse to ignore any NT verse you don’t like, but claiming the editors added that.

    The other is to say Yeshua was speaking spiritually, about how the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit were all within him,

    “For in Christ all the fullness of the Godhead lives in bodily form.” Colossians 2:9

    And that the Apostles understood Yeshua to be speaking about himself, as evidenced by the four examples in Acts. And since we are to go by the later interpretation, not to understand Yeshua’s words according to our own understanding, but to understand his words according to how the Apostles understood him, therefore we too should baptise in the name of the Lord Yeshua the Christ. The one in whom remission of sins is found, the one on whom we are to believe to be saved. The name above all other names.

    …that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus…you will be saved. Romans 10:9

    “that by the name of Yeshua the Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole…Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:10,12

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