SteveW posted a comment · Nov 18, 2020
Thanks RAS for the encouragement and I like the quote. After all, 2Co3:17 says, "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty".
Steve, you asked: "How can we preach the Gospel if we are banged up inside our houses as virtual prisoners?" I think a profound answer to that was recently expressed by a Hong Kong protester who said something to the effect that, "the best way to obtain your freedom is to act like you already have it. I loved he said that! I won't be locked up or shut up. You think the Church should clean up the rubble, I agree, so let's make the Church a whole lot bigger as fast as we can so there will be a lot more help doing it. Rather than expending all our energy trying to destroy them, let's make them expend their time and energy trying to destroy us. There are two ways to expose Satan's work. 1. Scream at the world with all the evidence of his global cabal, which is what many have been doing to little avail. 2. Lift up Christ to the world like never before; it is then Satan's followers will come out of the woodwork and expose themselves. In so doing they will become the evidence against themselves. Then people will know.
SteveW posted a comment · Nov 17, 2020
Thanks for your words RAS and I agree that we should not be driven by fear. But on a practical note, how can we preach the Gospel if we are banged up inside our houses as virtual prisoners? I think there are three huge problems that the world is currently facing: (1) The Great Reset; (2) The Great Covid Hoax and (3) The Great US Election Fraud. These are not separate problems but are all intertwined i.e. (2) is the pretext for both (1) and (3). God is, of course, greater than all these challenges, and I believe that all three of these pillars will fall to the fervent prayers of the saints. I also believe that when these fall it will usher in the greatest revival the world has ever seen. So, I agree that we need to recover the priority of the Gospel, but I think the Church needs to clear away some rubble first!
SteveW, I doubt that Dr. Brown is unaware of the "Great Reset". However, what we all must keep in mind above all other things is the Great God. When the disciples were in the ship and the great storm arose, they feared greatly crying, "Lord save us, we perish". That is what we are facing now. We can walk on the water that is drowning the world. But if we put our eyes on the boisterous waves and wind, and take them off of Jesus as Peter did, we will begin to sink. Recovering the priority of the Gospel is exactly what we should be focused on, not the waves or the Beast coming out of the sea that is causing them. For who can make war with the Beast, who is like unto the Beast? Satan will certainly have his moment at the appointed time. We cannot stop that, neither should we desire to prevent it anymore than when Peter told Jesus the Crucifixion should be prevented. Jesus responded to Peter by saying, get thee behind me Satan. Indeed, we should stand up and fight against the "Great Reset", but not fear it, God is greater. We can and should oppose it, but if it happens, do not fret, it is for God's purpose and will fit perfectly into His plan. So, to quote the great philosopher Alfred E. Newman, "What Me worry"? As for us, we should not fear but prioritize reaching lost souls.
SteveW posted a comment · Nov 17, 2020
What you say Dr Brown is true. However, I think you spend so much time writing Op-Eds that you don't seem to take time and lift up your head and look around at what is really going on. Do you know about the 'Great Reset' that the globalists are now openly pushing around the world? What is happening right now is bigger than Dems vs Repubs. It does not invalidate what you say, but you do not seem to have the true picture of what is really going on.
2 of 2: This article provoked me to post 2 comments, the first to qualify this second one. The neglect of proclaiming the reality of God in the discourse of politics and the direction of our nation is something that has long troubled me. I understand that in fighting a battle where you are facing a worldly enemy who uses worldly deceptions and sophistry, you would counter with worldly wisdom. The tendency is to rely on hard facts and man's wisdom, and to shy away from faith to avoid disputations on things you believe but cannot prove. As understandable as that may seem, that is exactly how you lose. They don’t accept your hard facts anyway, do they? Thus, being that anything good we believe in stands on knowing the reality of a righteous and holy God, there is nothing to lose saying so. Even the most popular pundits and radio talk show hosts--a number of whom I usually strongly agree with—will fail unless they stress God first and foremost. There should be no fear in proclaiming God in all things, even in your politics. Why? Chiefly, because you should fear God more than anything else; but it also follows that whether people serve God or not, by far, a large majority of people in the US realize God exists. Whether they rage or laugh, your words will ring true. But here’s the real kicker; you don’t have to preach politics and add God. Preach God, wins souls, and the politics will follow. Don’t let politics become your first love. Jesus said “If I be lifted up I will draw all men unto me.” You want to win? That’s how you win; that's how you MAGA, proclaim the Gospel.
1 of 2: At the very foundation of America, our liberty, and the political system instituted, lies faith in the reality of an omnipotent God. Everything that brought forth American greatness stands on that faith. This is made evident in the very first words of the first American declaration made, on which, the Constitution and Bill of Rights would follow with clarification. It was upon this Rock, belief in God, America was built. --- The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it… [Without faith, we have no foundation, Why then would we forsake proclaiming God to build with man’s wisdom, a structure based on the sand of a pure political ideology?]