chrisscole posted a comment · Sep 23, 2019
Dear Dr. Brown, though I don't like to admit it, reckon you are right that this is the principle interpretation of this passage. Think this is faithful exegesis of the passage. Think us charasmatics/pentecostals need to grow in our thought-through exegesis of the scriptures. On a side note, I heard once that the Jewish approach to interpretation talks about different levels of interpretation, the main interpretation, then other interpretations (pashat, remez, drash, sod from what I read). Would you agree that that is a bibilical approach to interpretation? If so, would these other more 'revelatory' (or not as the case may be) interpretations fit into that?
Royce posted a comment · Feb 12, 2018
Very disappointed in Dr. Brown completely misrepresenting Chuck Missler in the article that he thankfully referenced. I can only imagine what he must be saying about the recent movie "Alien Intrusion". Furthermore, knowing Dr. Brown to be a brilliant man and scholar I also have to imagine he didn't even bother to read the article he referenced but rather had someone else pull out and give him those quotes. They should be fired for their gross misconduct and setting him up for failure. I believe the last thing Dr. Brown, short of denying Christ, would wish to do is to bear false witness against another. But that is exactly what he did with: 1) "Suggesting a potential connection with aliens". Missler did no such thing. Read the article! Honestly, I didn't read the other 2 links because I'm not familiar with them and didn't wanna take the time to "get to know them" in order to determine what they were saying. But I am somewhat familiar with Missler having watched some of his videos years ago. My question for him would be his claim on Gen. 4:26 and how did he come about that? 2) "Is the current interest in the possibility of ‘alien’ involvements some how of Biblical relevance?” Had Dr. Brown been paying closer attention he would have noted that "alien" was in quotes which should have been a signal that it wasn't to be taken literally. It certainly made no suggestion to a potential connection as stated by Dr. Brown. 3) "As for the argument that the Nephilim from Noah’s day are connected to aliens today" is nothing more than a parting potshot that serves to unfairly discredit Missler from this article. As I stated above, I looked at all 3 links and didn't give the first 2 any time because I didn't know them but because I'm aware of Missler I did read the article that Dr. Brown referenced. I also noted that it was written in 1996!! Really? Dr. Brown wants to draw on a reference from 21yrs ago for a claim made today? So what if Missler had made an actual inference to "aliens" 21yrs ago? Suppose he recanted that and recently wrote differently? So, as I said, I'm very disappointed in this article by Dr. Brown. I really expect more. I know Dr. Brown has been under attack and, in my estimation, had others bear false witness and make "dangerous" false accusations about him. If I remember correctly I even heard him bring up Prov. 6:16-19 when talking with James White so I would think Dr. Brown would be all the more sensitive to not doing so with others. Personally, I think a formal confession and apology is in order.
ccmarie posted a comment · Oct 06, 2017
Yes, I agree that unredeemed man will be totally unaware of His return. Yet, why will man be unprepared? Because they've rejected God. Also, our savior did say that near the end there would be wars and rumors of wars, nation's rising against nations, people would disrespect their parents and turn against them. He alludes, if I'm not mistaken, to weather changes. I agree with you, Dr Brown that in the days of Noah (current) men will be unaware. But then how do we reconcile the warnings of the evil of the end times to that of Noah's day. I believe Jesus is warning of both. .
Joelle posted a comment · Sep 27, 2017
Very interesting. My question is then- how are people going about regular life in the end just before He comes and right up to his coming with all of the biblical end times catastrophic evensts taking place simultaneously.... something to ponder.
Delbra Pratt posted a comment · Sep 26, 2017
Dr. Brown - Surely, Genesis 6:5 - "Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." does tell us that the days of Noah were wicked. It is a very strong statement the Lord makes about EVERY intent of the thoughts of the heart of men was EVIL continually. I absolutely agree about the observation that people were living their every-day-life, but to ignore the degree of evil in the days of Noah is hard for me to do. Comment? And, thanks.
Author J. J. Hall posted a comment · Sep 26, 2017
I write science fiction in addition to Bible Study Guides. Many of the "teachings" on the Days of Noah are intended to imply extra ordinary sin and satanic activity is what calls down judgment. This belays the fact that quite "ordinary" and pedestrian sin is enough to warrant God's wrath. It feeds into the pre-tribulation Rapture rescue mentality that because the world is so evil, the Lord rescues the Church before He pours out Tribulation judgments. You put the whole point succinctly: people will be entranced by every day life and miss all of the evidence of His coming until too late. Some will even have Jeshua as a part of their life, but not as all of their life, the love of the world eclipsing their need to get ready. The wife is the one who has made herself ready for the marriage supper of the Lamb. It is in the making herself ready that she is not caught unawares.