What Is the Message of the Gospel? and The Importance of the Great Commission

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Join Dr. Brown on the Line of Fire today for a look at the gospel: is it a different message than the mainstream message today? What does the great commission mean for us today?

Hour 1:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: I absolutely agree with Tozer: if we preach the old cross, we will see the old power, the biblical power: transformed lives, people set free from sin, people turning from the power of Satan to the service of God! That’s the gospel: Jesus saves us from our sins, so we can live a new life in God.

Hour 2:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: Jesus died for a dying world; He left us here to do His work. It is our sacred privilege to go into our neighborhoods and to go into the ends of the earth to make Him known. We have no higher calling, no better thing to do, than to glorify Jesus through the winning of souls and the making of disciples.

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Separation of Church and State with Joseph Infranco

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Dr. Brown Interviews Mark Mittelberg on Evangelism and Apologetics; and Repent: The First Word of the Gospel

_ The End of The American Gospel Enterprise by Dr. Brown: This book is for: Everyone hungry for more of God… Everyone jealous for the true glory of God… Everyone who knows that something great is missing from the American Church.


The Gospel of Martyrdom vs. the Gospel of Success VOR Article by Dr. Brown

Stephen stood before the Sanhedrin. The appointed Jewish leadership confronted this anointed Jewish believer. They glared; he glowed. They were enraged; he was enraptured. Their faces were contorted with anger; his was like the countenance of an angel. “Men and brothers,” he said […]

As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God VOR Article by Marcus French

An atheist reluctantly admits that Jesus is the answer in Africa in this December 27th Times Online article:
Before Christmas I returned, after 45 years, to the country that as a boy I knew as Nyasaland. Today it’s Malawi, and The Times Christmas Appeal includes a small British charity working there […]

Press Release on New Book Confronting Charismatic Church posted on VOR by Marcus French

Financial scandal. Faulty theology. Moral failure. The last few years have shown that the Church and her leaders are not immune to scandal and corruption. The real problem, however, is that no one is holding them accountable. Until now.

Charismatic insider and contributing editor to Charisma magazine, J. Lee Grady has been a voice crying out against the abuse of the gifts of the Spirit in his weekly, award-winning column “Fire in My Bones.” Though an avid proponent of the charismatic experience, he has observed trends that both distress and anger him. And now he is overturning the money tables. […]

  1. Matthew 6:19-21

    19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

  2. Luke 12:15

    “Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

  3. I’m convinced that Israel had received the law because they had delivering judges before whom they appeared, to hear matters between themselves
    and to find out what is right.

    Until I see that the Church today is as active in the ministry of reconciliation among ourselves, I suppose I might be too quick to say that we have heard the message of the gospel, should I say that we have indeed heard it.

  4. It’s very difficult for me to stop living for my own pleasure. I’m trying really hard, harder than ever before. But I know from the message of the gospel that it should not be about me anymore. My life in Christ is supposed to be to live to please God and not myself. God is very merciful with me and I believe in the blessings that He gives us, but we seek to do His will. What’s His will? Let’s look at Jesus, who gave up His life and became poor, that He might give us all things.

  5. I think the following video and quote pretty much answers the all-important question of what is the Gospel and what happened to it…


    Neither Catholic nor Protestant theology is based on biblical theology. In each case we have a domination of Christian theology by Greek thought…Pagan ideas have largely dominated “Christian” thought… Prof. Norman Snaith, The Distinctive Ideas of the Old Testament, pp. 188-189.

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