#166 Does Michael L. Brown Have Spiritual Discernment?

Michael L. Brown is a very popular Charismatic apologist who often defends Biblical truth on national television. Does Dr. Brown however see and call out the abuses of the Charismatic movement? What does he believe about Benny Hinn and Hillsong? Does he demonstrate the discernment expected of a Christian leader? How does he react to Christian preachers who warn about the Charismatic movement? Is the alter call Biblical and what are the potential dangers of the practice? These and other related issues are discussed on this week’s show.

“For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”
–Hebrews 5:13-14

“The fact that Brown has a kind of fan base among Reformed Baptists troubles me, but it doesn’t sway my opinion of him. To exempt him from normal levels of doctrinal scrutiny or show him extreme deference just because he is a useful ally in the culture war is not wise.”
–Phil Johnson

#165 Old Covenant Vs New Covenant: Answering James White and Credobaptist Arguments (Part 2)

What are the differences and similarities between the old and new covenants? Are they one in substance or are they different? How do they help us to understand scripture? How does it potentially shape our view of infant baptism? What do Reformed Baptists, Presbyterians and Congregationalists believe in regards to this issue? Paul in this episode also concludes his critique of James White’s recent Baptism debate with Gregg Strawbridge.

#164 The Baptism Debate: Answering James White and Credobaptist Arguments

Should believers only be baptised or should believer’s infant children or whole households also be baptised? Who is to be included in the visible church? Paul looks at this historic Christian debate and critiques the views of James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries. Paul also comments on the Baptism debate that took place last March between James White and Gregg Strawbridge. How Biblical and clear are most Credobaptist and most Paedobaptist arguments in our day?

#163 Hillsong NYC, Gay Church Members, Michael Brown and Charismatic Discernment

How does the recent statement made by Brian Houston compare with the statements made by homosexual couple and Hillsong NYC Church members Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly? Does Brian Houston clear up yet another controversy surrounding the group or does it leave more unanswered questions? Michael Brown’s response supporting Hillsong and the evidence against Hillsong’s claims will be examined and critiqued. Should we blindly trust church leaders without looking at the evidence as Michael Brown has in a recent article? These and other related issues will be looked at on this week’s show.