Dr. Brown Answers Your E-Questions

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Today’s broadcast is a repeat of the March 1st 2013 show. On this edition of The Line of Fire, Dr. Brown tackles some of your most interesting and difficult email questions. 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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  1. Memorial Day greetings to all.

    I thank God for all who have passed before us, making us who are.

    And especially our vets who are with the Lord.

  2. Greg Allen,

    You are not answering the questions or responding to the scriptures that you asked for. If you are really open to what the scriptures teach, it is time to man up and respond.

    Here are the scriptures for the third time:

    You wrote:
    “Thanks for the answer but your verses don’t address the issue of abortion,
    … unless you _assume_ that all stages of per-natal life are human.
    But don’t confuse your assumption (and limited human reasoning) with a clear commandment from God.”

    Exodus 21
    22 “If men fight, and hurt a woman with child, so that she gives birth prematurely, yet no harm follows, he shall surely be punished accordingly as the woman’s husband imposes on him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.
    23 “But if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life,
    24 “eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
    25 “burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

    So, if someone causes any injury to a woman, and thus her preborn “child,” (and that is what the Bible calls the unborn…children, not nonpersons or fetuses or embryos, etc.) then the person that causes such harm to the unborn must give life for life if death is the result. The Hebrew word for this unborn “child” is yehled. It means child. The unborn in the Bible are considered children just as much as the born “yehledim” (children). No differentiation is made in the judgment for harm coming to the unborn or the born.

    You see, it is not a matter of me assuming that an unborn baby is a child; it is that the Creator of the universe and of mankind, who made us in His image, calls the unborn, “children”…and thus human. The commandment from YHWH is clear… “life for life”…adult life for prenatal life, at that. The worth and therefor the status of the unborn and the born is equal.

    Luke 1
    35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.
    36 “Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren.
    37 “For with God nothing will be impossible.”
    38 Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
    39 Now Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah,
    40 and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth.
    41 And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
    42 Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
    43 “But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

    The above passage tells us that Mary is already the Mother of a person. A human. Already Elizabeth’s Master. Mary was only a few days pregnant. And the fruit of her womb was already considered blessed. Would we say that of a few cells of unhuman life or of a cancerous tumor? The unborn in Elizabeths womb was called a baby. And you guessed it; it is the Greek word for a young child. John the Baptist was already a human too. As a matter of fact he was filled with the Holy Spirit while in his mother’s womb. (Luke 1:15)

    So, both the the older Hebrew and the newer Greek scriptures consider unborn/prenatal-life, even just conceived-life, to be human babies.

    It appears that you have confused “your assumption (and limited human reasoning)” for the a lack of a clear commandment from YHWH. You assume that not all stages of prenatal-life are human. You never gave us your definition of life, but now we see that you think that a preborn baby has life but not humanity. What kind of life do you think the unborn have? Bird-life? Fish-life? Animal-life? Everything that is living, is some “kind” of life. There is no such thing as simply life, with no classification. Scripturally speaking,all organisms reproduce after their “kind.”

    Here is the link for you to respond on the correct thread:



  3. Bo.

    I tend to focus on the current show and not re-hash old shows. But, I’ll respond.

    Exodus 21 — this is a totally unclear passage.

    As I read it, the harm is to the woman, not the fetus in this passage. The penalty for killing the fetus is a fine, not death which actually argues against the pro-life position. But, other people interpret it differently.

    In my mind, it certainly is not definitive enough to deny a women the right to be a mother or not.

    Luke 1,
    This is a beautiful story but it doesn’t help us know when life begin.

    You can be sure that the fetus was well-along in the pregnancy if it “jumped.” It wasn’t just cluster of cells. This would square with Roe v. Wade.


    As for my definition of life — I admit that I am not clear on it — because the bible is not clear on it.

    As a Christian, one definition of “human life” might be “a person with a soul”. But the bible isn’t clear at all when the soul enters into a “person.”

    I’ve heard biblical historians say that the ancients believed the soul entered the body with the first breath but this would be totally unacceptable, considering modern prenatal medicine.

    My, pesonal, gut feeling is that life starts pretty early in the pregnancy. But, I am _not_ willing to torture the bible to “prove” my own “gut feeling.”

    And, of course, I’m not willing to deny a woman the right to decide it herself, between her partner, her doctor and God.

  4. Bo,

    >>As a matter of fact he was filled with the Holy Spirit while in his mother’s womb. (Luke 1:15)

    I hadn’t really thought about this before — but doesn’t this verse related to our previous discussion about Calvinism?

    If I understand correctly, Dr. Brown believes that only people-groups are “elected” but this would be an example of an individual having the Holy Spirit long before he could make his own decisions.

  5. Sorry for the confusion Johnny. This broadcast was first aired on March 1st of this year. A notification is usually posted on the Line of Fire Website but it looks as if it never was. Thank you for bringing it to our attention as we will correct the post ASAP. Thanks and God Bless!

    AskDrBrown Communications

  6. line of fire radio,

    I think that the post just preceding this post is only for advertizing the reprehensible charging of usury.


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