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Dr. Brown will take your calls and respond to your emails on all manner of biblical, theological, ministry, spiritual growth, church controversy, moral, and cultural issues. You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Listen live here 2-4 pm EST, and call into the show at (866) 348 7884 with your questions and comments.

 

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Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: God has spoken clearly and plainly. While there may be areas of dispute, where He has spoken plainly, obey. It’s our only choice.

 

Hour 2:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: The truth will always set you free.

 

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Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: It is tragic but true. Seventy years after the end of the holocaust, anti-Semitism is alive and well.

 

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Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: God is re-gathering the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

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17 Comments
  1. I’m sorry ,but I can’t find where to ask you a question.

    Can you tell me where moese first got his staff.

    Was it handed down from Adam and so on?

  2. Dr. Brown,
    What do you think about N.T. Wright’s Kingdom New Testament rendering of the NT Scriptures?

  3. Dr. Brown,

    Thank you so much for answering my question about “divine revelations”. Please take a chance to explore that website Id be interested to see what your full analysis of some these visions are. My concern is the fact that some people are holding these visions to the same level as scriptures this is the article where those people were stabbed and the testimony http://www.switsalone.com/19294_christians-divided-and-2-stabbed-over-evangelist-sister-lindas-revelations-in-sierra-leone/ and another article concerning this is the website where the nigerian friend that I have was telling me about about. http://divinerevelationonholiness.org/ If you have time please review once again I enjoyed talking to you today.

  4. Dr. Brown,
    I just read on Chabad.org (“Is A Jew Who Converts Still Jewish?” by Zalman Nelson) that there is Talmudic precedent [San. 44a] for a singular Jew being considered “all Israel”.

    Might this be a legitimate response to a possible Jewish objection to identifying “Israel” of Is 53 as a single Jew (Yeshua)?

  5. I have a question for Dr. Brown, and hope he has time to answer.

    Sir, I am confused about the idea of a third temple. I know that The Temple Institute is working on “sacred vessels” which they assert will be in use in such a temple.

    I know you have studied Jeremiah at great length. In Chapter 3, verse 15-18, ESV, it reads, “15 “‘And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding. 16 And when you have multiplied and been fruitful in the land, in those days, declares the Lord, they shall no more say, “The ark of the covenant of the Lord.” It shall not come to mind or be remembered or missed; it shall not be made again. 17 At that time Jerusalem shall be called the throne of the Lord, and all nations shall gather to it, to the presence of the Lord in Jerusalem, and they shall no more stubbornly follow their own evil heart. 18 In those days the house of Judah shall join the house of Israel, and together they shall come from the land of the north to the land that I gave your fathers for a heritage.”

    In the link (below), a webpage maintained by The Temple Institute, it is asserted that the original ark of the covenant, which remains hidden in a secret chamber, will be revealed with the building of the (3rd) Holy Temple.

    http://www.templeinstitute.org/ark-of-the-covenant-gallery.htm

    However, the prophet Jeremiah seems to be saying that the ark will not be mentioned or come to mind in the future.

    Is the Temple Institute greatly misguided? If there is a third temple built, will this be used by the false messiah, anti-Christ, or will there ever be a genuinely God-sanctified “third temple” on earth built by human hands?

    When Paul writes about our bodies as the temple of the Holy Spirit, does this imply that the entire temple system of worship is over with?

    Sorry, but I’m just confused on this subject.

    Thanks so much for any time you might have for this question at any future point…

  6. Dr. Brown,
    1. Is “the Arm” [Is 53:1] “he” (of “he grew up before him…”) [Is 53:2]?
    2. Would it be fair to say that the “there was no man” [Is 59:15] excludes *all* men (thus all Israelis)–but *only* those men on earth *at the time of the “observation”* (meaning that if “the Arm” is “Yeshua” / “he” [Is 53:2], that “there was no man” would not apply to this “he” whom “the Arm” had become)?

  7. Dan1el, I haven’t all of N. T. Wright’s NT translation, and of course his Greek scholarship is light years beyond mine, but here are my impressions: 1) It is a brilliant and sensitive translation and reads smoothly. 2) I don’t like his substitution of “king” with a small k for the Greek christos (Christ, Messiah). 3) In certain key places (such as Gal 6:16), his translation reflects the (wrong) idea that the Church is the new Israel.

  8. The idea that the Church is the new Israel is not necessarily a wrong idea.

    There was a group that was in covenant with God through his word, and today there is another group in covenant with God by much of the same word by a new covenant.

    In this world in which we live, the old group seems to be always known as Israel, and the new group is sometimes thought of as Israel, or at least called that at times.

    Here’s something from my English dictionary, about the word Israel: 7. any group of Christians regarding themselves as chosen by God.

    So we may wonder, Where did these people get an idea like that, an idea that has gone so far as to become included in a common English dictionary?

    Did they get if from the Bible?

    Just because the word Israel doesn’t appear in the Bible as specifically meaning the Church of today, does that mean it (the Church) can not rightly at times be spoken of as Israel, or be called Israel?

    I don’t see the word Trinity in the Bible either.

    I think a little flexibility here would be good.

    Where does it say in the Bible that Israel can only refer to people under the old covenant, or to one who has the specific name Israel, or a land, or maybe something else, but not ever in reference to the Church of today?

  9. Maybe I was wrong…There it is, the Church being called the Israel of God. (Gal 6:16, KJV)

    If Paul isn’t talking about the Church as being the Israel of God, who was he talking about?

  10. I suppose it’s possible that Paul was talking about the Jews who were yet unsaved, being the called of God for his purposes in Christ Jesus, therefore the “Israel” of God, but so many people it seems to me have read this as being in reference to the Church.

  11. I’m back in Gal 2, looking at verse 15, …”we who are Jews by nature..”

    If it is wrong to think that Paul was talking about the Church as being the Israel of God in 6:16, it seems to me that anybody who has just read the book could make that mistake.

  12. Anne,
    1. Call in to the show on Friday, or
    2. Go to askdrbrown.org, then select “contact us” from the “contact” drop-down menu (a menu that will open up when you hover your pointer over it).

  13. Ray,
    It seems to me there have always been two “Israel”s…

    Romans 9
    6But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from ISRAEL belong to ISRAEL…

    Romans 11
    7What then? ISRAEL failed to obtain what it was seeking. THE ELECT obtained it, but the rest were hardened…

    …and two elections…

    Romans 11
    7What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. THE ELECT obtained it, but the rest were hardened,

    Romans 11
    28As regards THE GOSPEL, they are enemies for your sake. But as regards ELECTION, they are beloved for the sake of THEIR FOREFATHERS.

    Before the New Covenant, both elections (i. the election of faith [though this was not the faith that was “to be revealed” Gal 3:23-25, since it remained a “mystery” until Messiah Ro 16:25; rather, it had to be a “partial” Gospel Gal 3:8 leading to a “partial” justification which became complete only upon Messiah’s inauguration of the New Covenant Hb 11:40,12:23] and ii. the election of “the forefathers”) were included in the “cultivated tree”; after the New Covenant, only the election / Israel of faith remained while the election / Israel of solely physical blood (i.e., lacking the qualifying faith) was cut off.

  14. It seems that there is Israel, and then there is those that truly are Israel.

    It seems to me that Paul was talking (Galatians 6:16) about those that are/ were the faithful believers, and true
    Christians, or followers of God, both then and now, both those that are in heaven without us, and us down here who are now without them.

  15. Well, silly me. I entered the words, “Third Temple” in the Line of Fire search box and found that Dr. Brown has addressed this subject numerous times! Now to listen….and read…. 🙂

  16. Ray, it seems to me that Paul is definitely making a distinction between an Israel which is composed of people who are “Jews inwardly” – that is, of the seed who genuinely have faith in what is revealed through God’s Word (all of it), and those who are Jews only outwardly, that is, culturally and of the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Israel (Jacob), yet who do not have faith, or have rejected the Lamb. I do believe that God is doing a work in the land of Israel, and the regathering of the Jewish people (right and wrong-headed) is definitely a fulfillment of God’s Word, but it’s equally clear that Satan is at work in the land, too, because it’s not yet his time to be destroyed forever. The fact that Tel Aviv is touted as the “gay capital of the world” is alone a clue that we must distinguish between those who are “of Israel” the children of God of His chosen people, and those who may be culturally “of Israel” but far from Him in spirit and truth. Not that we must go around trying to determine the eternal salvation of others – no, not at all – but we can judge by the fruit produced, and this maxim can also be applied to all peoples.

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