justd85 posted a comment · Jan 31, 2020
Very good Dr. Brown. I am grateful and thrilled that critics show up to comment on your articles. I am glad they are taking the time to read and share their honest opinion about God, the Bible, Jesus, Christianity, the Jewish community, and many other related topics. It is encouraging that they keep coming back and I hope they do, especially if they keep rereading the Bible even if they doubt God exists and doubt the truthfulness of the Scriptures they at least take the time to expose themselves to the Gospel. I hope one day they will call out to the Lord from their heart and have an experience with God and that the Holy Spirit opens their eyes. But for now, I say to the skeptics and those who choose to mock Jesus and to assume that the Scriptures are fairy tales like everything else, to keep coming back. We love you and appreciate you being honest about what is in your heart. I need Jesus like the next person. May we truly know Him and serve Him.
B.W. posted a comment · Jan 20, 2020
firstname.lastname@example.org - Thank You for sharing Your powerful account of How God met you at your lowest and saved you. Whoever calls on the Name of the Lord will be saved. Romans 10:13 Powerful
dwinfield2@cfl.... posted a comment · Jan 19, 2020
You gave an experience with God as necessary to save Generation Z. I totally agree. We must have intellectual knowledge of what God tells us in the Bible, and understand it (Romans 12:2), but without an experience with God to prove to us that He is real, He knows me, He has come into my life, the intellectual side loses its power, it can and does result in our drifting away, even abandoning God and His Christ as just more words that are thrown at us in life. That happened to me. Because I never learned for certain that He is with me and in me, hears me when I pray for help, and does something about it. I went my way into sin--into disbelief, boozing and sex--until I became addicted to my sins and it wrecked my life. Out of desperation I screamed to God to save me, and He showed up. For the first time in my life so that I knew for certain that God is really real after all. I was 40. I'd been a Methodist 26 years and an Episcopalian 14, and knew the Gospel. But now I knew God. That is, I experienced God because He manifested to me. That is what saved me. His manifesting to me. Seeing His reality, I came back to Christ with a vengeance and He delivered me of my addictions and the reality of God burned deep into my soul. I no longer had faith that God is, and that He is with me, I knew it. I now had the knowing kind of faith. One that never again questioned His reality. He gave me that faith by manifesting to me, because I had literally screamed to God to save me. Just saying read your Bible and believe it and do it would not have saved my life, and my soul. No, I needed GOD!!! That was 43 years ago. Today, I see lifeless congregations among the once hot Assemblies of God where I first experienced His Presence and Power. I see young people raised in Christian Church schools showing no sign that they know God the Holy Spirit. But living their life as though they never went to church school. What happened to me can happen to them, but only if they break down and cry to God to make Jesus and the Spirit real to them. And I do not see them doing it. Instead, they run after tattoos, rock stars and a life spent ignoring God, just like the secular-unsaved. I know that Jesus said to doubting Thomas, "Blessed are those who believe without seeing me," but what if you are one of those? What if the Holy Spirit quietly at work in you, to instill faith via the Word, is not enough to spawn a powerful commitment to God and His plans and purposes in the earth today? If that is you, know this: I cried out to Him in my ruin and pain and He came. He introduced Himself. Seriously. His power or presence began to come over me; I experienced it; and things happened that had no explanation but that it was God come into my life. I found Him because in my ruin I cried out to Him because I realized I was going to die. But so many others do not? I have tried to understand that, and all I see is that I had a knowledge of the Gospel, and some experiences along the way that caused me to wonder if God might really be real. As for God manifesting Himself, He did that big-time during the years of Charismatic Renewal. Sometimes manifesting to hundreds or thousands at a time in huge meetings. The song "He Touched Me" and the formation of Women's Aglow (with the Spirit) came out of that time. God was willing to manifest, and did, as we gathered in the name of Jesus to worship, expecting God to show up. Now comes Generation Z and "Jesus who? Holy Spirit who?" Without God the Holy Spirit showing up, Christianity is lifeless to some of us. Just religion. Just words. Just something we can ignore.
Nevermind posted a comment · Jan 19, 2020
Thanks Dr. Brown as no doubt (and that was just from having gotten to Gen Z newsletters info) that came with so called food for thought this USA Sunday a.m.,something as all that anyway but again,thanks
Skeptic posted a comment · Jan 16, 2020
Delightful! Does it never occur to you that you might not have the right answers? Parental indoctrination only goes so far in an age where information is available on everyone's cell phone. Perhaps thinking about the interpretation of quantum mechanics is more fulfilling than weird stories about Jezebel? Perhaps your/the churches stands on LGBT rights are appalling and completely unfounded in the minds of the younger generation? It's somewhat ironic that your ministry is probably contributing to this trend ;-)
Swkh310 posted a comment · Jan 15, 2020
Nonsense. Gen Z’ers have witnessed the destruction of religious institutions by political zealots and they don’t want a thing to do with it.
Kidron posted a comment · Jan 15, 2020
Absolutely exceptional! Thank you Dr Brown !!
neptune posted a comment · Jan 15, 2020
Interesting article. There's actually no universal definition of Generation Z. For example, Pew Research Center defines it as those born between 1997 and 2012. And some sources extend the date of birth back to 1995.