While my goal over the last week or so hasn’t exactly been to re-visit old posts that I had written, I feel that I’ve been placed materials on my lap that I had covered in the past. Awhile back I posted on the lack of discernment from two very well known apologists who had jeopardized their reputation and essentially given their approval to a couple of theological and moral wolves. Well, this week another reputable apologist, Michael Brown, has appeared to be given some credence to a very well-known prosperity gospel preacher. Dr. Brown is a highly regarded scholar, apologist and the host of the line of fire radio broadcast. He is very well regarded for his understanding of the Semitic languages and he has written numerous books including the Answering Jewish Objectives series and A Queer Thing Happened to America.
Dr. Brown is also a diehard charismatic and has been very vocal in his critique of MacArthur’s Strange Fire Conference. Personally, I have no problem with his wanting to debate the issues surrounding cessation/continuation in regards to the sign gifts. I was a bit startled to read one of his posts on Twitter yesterday which read:
Obviously, anyone who thinks of a ravenous wolf amongst the Health, Wealth and Prosperity Gospel generally thinks of Benny Hinn. He is one of the famous faces of this heresy so much so that he even earned his own time on Dateline.
I believe most people were very much taken back by Dr. Brown’s appearance on Hinn’s show and many attempted to share their concern with Dr. Brown whose only real “reason” for appearing on the show was to “preach the gospel”. I can well think of better places and people to preach the gospel than side by side with a false prophet and one of the biggest (and wealthiest) wolves on TV. I pray that Dr. Brown realizes that his reputation has influence and he is leading people, whether knowingly or not, to Hinn and his false gospel. I would call Dr. Brown to repent and speak out against Hinn warning others of his abuse and false gospel.